Meditation This is the most useful advice I have received to support my meditation practice:

  • Sit in a comfortable position. For me, that is in a straight-backed chair with my feet flat on the ground.
  • Treat yourself as you would a small child. As you meditate and your thoughts wander, be forgiving. Say: That's okay, you're going to get it. Try again.
  • Do not set an alarm. Trust yourself to know when twenty minutes is up. Have you woken up a moment before your alarm goes off? Your body knows.
  • When you have an idea that needs more thought, promise yourself you'll get back to that idea later. Keep your promise.

This is the most difficult advice to follow:

  • There are no goals in meditation. If you're trying to achieve something, you're not meditating.
  • Give yourself this time every day. Every day.