I recently started meditating and I’ve already noticed a huge improvement in my overall sense of well being. I am using the Headspace App, which is free for the first ten sessions if you want to give it a try.
Mostly I meditate at home in my bedroom after the kids go to bed. I sit on my bed cross-legged. If I keep meditating at home, I think I will get myself a nice cushion so that I have a physical “space” for meditating. But I don’t want to waste too much time thinking about the stuff of meditating when I could just be meditating.
But I did clear some space on a shelf in my bedroom and turned it into a meditation altar. Whenever I look at it, it makes me feel serene – almost as if I just meditated for ten minutes.
Okay, I confess: I have bought a couple of things to aid my meditation practice. First, there’s my singing bowl. Before I start a Headspace session, I spend a minute or two making the bowl “sing.” I can feel the bowl vibrating in the palm of my hand and the vibrations wash over me, filling in the cracks made by daily living.
Then there are my chimes. At the end of a session, I like to clink them together three times: once for body; once for mind; and once for soul.