Quite a few people have told me that they were no good with meditation because they can’t sit still or support the 'doing nothing'. The curios thing about this is that some of them were a life-long atendees in different religious celebrations and prayers. I know that they can sit still and pray, think, contemplate nature, etc. So what makes them think they cannot? One reason is this fear of new, unknown, unverified. When we look at meditative experience as unexplored and new, it may seem 'potentially dangerous' to us. What if it destroys our beliefs and strong faith?
One good thing about a skinny meditation is that it comes free of attachments and it is also available to people who do not practice any religion. Some call it 'connecting with God, Creator', others 'finding own Source', or 'connecting to the Universal Energy', and so on. Finding alignment, peace, healing, relief, strength, etc, is common to all and it is a natural tendency for a human being to practice, sometimes consciously, and sometimes not. It can be as simple as finding a comfortable posture, concentration on your breath, and here you go, meditating. Some people use mantras, and others go with prayers to arrive to the results of calm within, and alignment with their source. And some stay in a simple contemplative silence.
So what is mindfulness and why do we mostly connect it with meditation?