“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solution.” –Deepak Chopra
Where do we begin to find the time, the space, the motivation to be alone and to be quiet? I have found the easiest way to create a new habit is to attach it to an existing one i.e. I use my tongue scraper after I brush my teeth; I do my evening practice after I brush my teeth at night.
I sit in the same spot each morning and evening to do my practice. I repeat the same practice over and over until I know it by heart.
I also found it necessary to have a teacher. I tried for a long time to sit on my own. It wasn’t until I started to accept guidance and sit with others that my experience moved to a deeper level.
I agree with Deepak that it is scary to sit in quiet. We have so many amazing distractions available to us. The thing is the consequence of not spending time with yourself, is that you won’t really ever know your true self.
I am offering an online opportunity for you to practice meditation on your own yet in the safety of a group. Click here for more information.
Over the next few weeks, I will continue to offer helpful tips on meditating. Stay tuned and let me know if you try any of them and how they work.