I was exactly one of these........
Despite I love yoga and practise it for years, I always thought "meditation isn’t something for me”. However, I knew how well I connect with nature and continued to do my long walks in the forest and in the mountains and eventually realized that what I practise is actually nothing else than walking meditation.
As Emma Seppälä points out in the link below, there are so many different kind of meditations.
Another awareness that I actually already meditate has risen when I remain seated after my private yoga session and just silently enjoy the peace and relaxing vibe in my room watching the flame of the candle in front of me and to do nothing else than feeling love and kidness. It is also an easy way for me to meditate because it doesn’t actually start as one – so I'm not supposed to meditate, not “forced” to think nothing. There was and is no pressure. The same way as I love to connect with nature I love to do my yoga sessions and there it goes… Stepping out of your comfort zone is a great thing and pretty necessary to grow and develop. But in certain issues it can be counterproductive. For me, meditation was such an issue. I realized that when I’m not imperatively looking for meditation it happens on its own flow. And here we are what yoga and meditation is all about;...go with the flow, be deeply connected with yourself and realize what is possible.
Meanwhile, another great kind of meditation for me is a “journey meditation”. I use to travel the world and sometimes I miss some places badly. To help myself to ease this nostalgia or to visualize the strength and love I received at some places I started to use meditation to transfer myself to a place I want to be without moving a step or spending a single cent. ..
It’s amazing how well this works for me. I sit in my cosy room, listen to a particular music I was listening the most at that place (which is by the way often some Kundalini mantras, or some local /native music), maybe use in addition some scents which remind me of the place and there I am. I can even be that much focused and centralized that I feel very close to people I miss.
And the aim of meditation is taking place; I’m absolutely absorbed, it needs all my attention to be there. Nothing else around me matters.
Loving Kindness Meditation
On the following link you find some very interesting since-based advantages of another kind of meditation: Loving Kindness Meditation:
as well as a beautiful guided meditation, by Emma Seppälä:
Try to find "your" meditation and be patient and kind with yourself :-)