How to Overcome Gross Agitation (a Restless Mind) in Meditation
Gross agitation is when your mind is very distracted (usually by your thoughts) and it’s not able to concentrate on your meditation object. It is the main obstacle you will face in the first four stages of the Nine Stages of Calm Abiding. Due to the scattering of your mind’s attention, it makes it difficult to gain any stability or clarity of your meditation object, which is what you need to achieve to progress into the fifth stage of Calm Abiding and beyond.
In this video, I share various techniques on how you can overcome gross agitation so you can achieve greater stability and concentration in your meditation.
You can also watch this video for more tips on how to deal with your thoughts in meditation.