Our Story

Work with Michal

Journey into The Soul
Reiki Healing

Reiki Level 1 Virtual Class

Reiki Level 1 Atlanta Class

Reiki Level 2 Virtual Class
Reiki Master Program
For Empaths
The Empath Quiz
Empath’s Empowerment Course
Free Training for Empaths

Articles for Empaths


(855) 929-0826

Concentration Meditation ? important tip and an interesting question

By Michal Spiegelman

Concentration Meditation ? important tip and an interesting questionLast Wednesday, more than 20 people who are committed to their journey gathered together at the Heal Center for my Meditation Class. What a wonderful group of people! The next day, some of the therapist at the center said they could still feel the positive vibes. In class, we explored mainly 2 types of meditation: Concentration meditation and Insight meditation.

Let’s explore the concentration meditation.

In Concentration meditation, you focus on a single object. It might be your breathing, or it might be a mantra, an image, a candle. You gently return to this object whenever your mind wanders. You do this over and over until it blocks out any thought or worry and your mind becomes peaceful.

If you are a beginner with meditation, it is very important to have the right attitude and expectation. Setting an expectation of having no thoughts is unrealistic. Thoughts are one of the things that make us human, and meditation will do nothing to change this fact. If this is your goal, you set yourself to fail. Your goal should be to be able to come back to the breath (or another object) every time your mind wander. Try to remember that it is natural for the mind to wander. When it does, do not feel that you are failing. It is simply an opportunity to do the practice. Jack Kornfield, a leading meditation teacher in the US, once used the analogy of training a puppy: you don’t get angry or punish the puppy, you simply show it the correct behavior until it sticks.


When your mind wanders, come back to your object.

If you are able to catch the mind wandering and bring it back, you are doing the practice.

A question came up during the meditation class by one of the participants:

Why are we trying to quiet our mind and let go of thoughts during a meditation? Isn’t it true that we sometimes get important insight and sometimes even answers to questions during meditation?

Would love to hear your answers for this question.

More tips, and this time on Insight Meditation here in my blog on Thursday.

Meet Michal
Michal Spiegelman

Michal Spiegelman is Medical Intuitive who helps women get to the root source behind disease, disharmony, imbalance, stress, and trauma-related conditions.

Having studied in Israel, Germany, England, and the U.S., Michal is a Certified Professional Coach, a Reiki Master, and a former social worker who brings years of experience working with a variety of modalities into her intuitive teachings, coaching and mentoring.

Related Posts

Beyond Talk Therapy: A Holistic Approach to Trauma Healing

Beyond Talk Therapy: A Holistic Approach to Trauma Healing

Experiencing trauma, whether a single event or an accumulation of adverse experiences, can have devastating effects. But there is hope in gaining understanding and taking a mindful approach to healing. Read this blog to learn my story of hardship, hope and healing and how my mind-body approach can help you heal.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *