What are one of the first things to do when one wants to begin a meditation practice?
I often get asked this question. One of the first things you should do is to make an appointment with yourself each day. The appointment with yourself involves sitting down for a period of time each day by yourself in a designated spot within your home.
This spot should be purely reserved for your meditation practice and nothing else. Make sure it is clean and free from clutter. Have a small blanket or mat which you can sit on. It is best to be seated on the floor cross legged. If you can’t do this then sit on a chair with a fairly firm surface.
Ideally you create a little shrine at this spot. You could have a small statue of Ganesha, a candle which you light and and burn an incense as well.
Unless you make time for yourself each day you are not going to be starting a meditation practice anytime soon.
Tomorrow we’ll explore the question “How long should I sit for?” and “What should I do during this time?”
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