The Breath

A comfortable meditation posture is somewhere you can sit on the floor, sit on a chair or lie down.

If you are sitting on a chair, let your feet be flat on the ground.

In whatever posture you are in, find steadiness and comfort.

Allow your spine to be straight, shoulders back, relaxed and down.

Slightly tuck your chin downward.

The tip of your tongue touching the roof of your mouth.

And eyes gently closed or half open and with a downward gaze.

Your body is strong, firm, and sitting in a secure posture.

Breath deep, naturally, and fully.

Mind is clear and open.

Find silence, stillness and awareness.

To repeat this for 10 minutes each day for a month is to build a practice.

There is very little effort to build a good life long habit.

Call it what you want or call it nothing at all.

Breath in and pay attention to your breath.

Breath out and let go and relax.

Each day you will heal and get better or stay more healthy.

Remember you may give this gift to yourself and others.

Meditation

You can not be told wisdom,

Loosing self-control is an experience.

You can not see this pattern,

Stand at the seat of consciousness.

You can not be told to write your epic,

Write out your story with your inner life in mind.

You can not be told to meditate.

This is how you ‘stand at the seat of consciousness’.

You can not be told to find your bliss.

You will experience it!

You can not be told where to start.

Why not learn to meditate each day for 30 minutes for the rest of your life.

Seriously, Grand Opening Of Indigo @ Mayfair Shopping Center, Victoria, B.C., Canada

Okay, Merry Christmas, gift card splurge at the bookstore, bought a calendar and books.

Okay, you may not like what I bought, but I highly recommend them all.  Just reading this is good enough.

I got the ‘Insight from the Dalai Lama 2019 Calendar.

I also bought some philosophy books.

Okay, if you don’t read anymore, be sure to pick up something from your local bookstore.

I love philosophy:  Socrates, Epictetus, Ludwig Wittgenstein,  Meditation, and Gratefulness.

I could tell you all the sorted details, but just let me say, I have lots of reading to occupy me for the foreseeable future.  

Cleaning House

The physical need to control our environment.

The physical need to control our body, mind and soul.

Setting up a meditation practice at home is about all the above.

Pick up a good chair, preferably with arms (so you won’t fall over).

Pick a good room, to decorate or not, but to commit to your practice.

Meditate everyday (about 30 minutes), rain or shine, first thing in the morning:  as early as possible (I start at 4:30 AM, you can start at 6 AM).

Let’s do it!