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Offline librarian11111

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Meditation routine: managing to meditate on a daily basis
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:12:41 am »
Hello all.
Would those of you who meditate every day please tell me how you schedule it in your day? Do you get up an hour early to do so? Or just set aside time during the day/night?
I only manage to meditate 3 times a week--sometimes 4. But I think my life would be better if I meditated every day. Can't always find the time to do so during the day.
Thanks in advance for your help!

Offline IdleChater

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Re: Meditation routine: managing to meditate on a daily basis
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 09:56:37 am »
Hello all.
Would those of you who meditate every day please tell me how you schedule it in your day? Do you get up an hour early to do so? Or just set aside time during the day/night?
I only manage to meditate 3 times a week--sometimes 4. But I think my life would be better if I meditated every day. Can't always find the time to do so during the day.
Thanks in advance for your help!

When you arfe beginning a meditation practice, you pretty much have to make time, until the practice become more of a habit.

I practice in the morning.  I have a 45 minute bus ride 5 days a week with very few stops.    I will practice from 5 - 20 minutes.  Sometimes longer.  Works really well.  Lately I've started working  with my Gru's taching on the 4 Foundations of Mindfullness again after some years.

I guess the point is,  you don't have to have a special place to practice or even a time, but if you want to increase your weekly practice time, you'll have to just make the time the best way you can.  That might mean getting up earlier, or identify free time that can be used for practice.

Offline philboyd

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Re: Meditation routine: managing to meditate on a daily basis
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 03:40:34 pm »
Don't sweat, keep practicing when you can. When you begin to realize results you will find the time you need, naturally, with a fit that is right for you. I encourage you to try to develop a routine.
Peace

Offline KathyLauren

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Re: Meditation routine: managing to meditate on a daily basis
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 06:10:35 pm »
Daily is best, so if you can find a way, do it.  You don't have to do an hour a day.  Five minutes every day is better than an hour that you can only manage once every other month.  Getting up five minutes early isn't going to kill you.

I get up, let the dog out to pee, clean the cats' litter boxes, wash my face, then sit for ten minutes.  Every day.  I do occasionally miss it if I have an appointment early in the morning.  But that is rare.  When that happens, I try, later in the day, to at least say the appropriate mantra, so as to keep my committment for the day.

Om mani padme hum
Kathy

 


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