There Is Always Time for Meditation

There Is Always Time for Meditation
Sometimes it seems like we can't get everything done in our 24 hours a day. That's why we have to schedule time for our own personal care, and that includes exercise, and most importantly, meditation.

Start out with a monthly planner to get a wide view of what is coming up and to plan when to get specific jobs done. Then keep a daily planner near you, maybe on your computer table or in your shoulder bag. I keep my monthly calendar on the wall in my kitchen so I'll see it entering or leaving the room. I look up and scan events coming up and mentally think what I need to do about them.

My daily planner is right in front of me on the computer table in front of the screen. Can't miss seeing that since I check my email after turning on my desk top computer.

But before I even get to the kitchen or computer table I take time for meditation. It is my number one daily priority and sets me in a good frame of mind for whatever the day holds. It is not necessary to meditate a long period of time. I've been allotting myself ten minutes for so many years now, that my body goes into that quiet and creative state automatically as I sit in meditation pose.

The same will happen to you when you make time for meditation. It becomes a regular habit and then the time is automatically there, without thought of making space for it in your own schedule.

Meditating regularly sets the tone for the rest of the day. It gives a boost of energy in the right direction, a positive direction. As you rise from your meditation take time to stretch out, in the sun salutation if you practice hatha yoga. But at least stretch out your arms to the side and overhead to invigorate your body.

In the evening make time to sit quietly before going to bed. The traditional times are sunrise and sunset, the changing of the day in the cycle of life.

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Article by Susan Helene Kramer

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