A Path to Inner Peace

If you yearn for inner peace, but do not meditate, then you are in luck. You can find peace by meditating. That thing that you have yearned for, inner peace, is attainable through this very simple method. The method of meditation is simple. You just sit. If you do it regularly, you will find inner peace.  If you long for inner peace, but have not tried meditation, you should try it.

Doing regular meditation may be easier in theory than in practice.  In theory you just sit. In practice, if you are new to meditation, as soon as you begin to sit, you start coming up with reasons to get up. When you just sit, you notice a big impediment to just sitting, your mind. As soon as you sit with no intention other than to sit, your mind starts to go haywire, revolting against your intention to sit. That is why you add technique to meditation. Technique occupies your mind.  To start, you occupy your mind with your breathing and your posture. Sit with a straight back and count your breaths from one to ten. If you start to think about anything other than your counting, go back to counting. That technique should get you through 5 or 10 minutes. If you try to sit for 5 or 10 minutes a day, after a few days, you will want to go longer. When that happens, you have found inner peace.

If you yearn for inner peace and have not tried meditation, you may think meditating is silly. You may feel silly trying to meditate. You may feel pretentious trying something so grand. You may feel ridiculous trying something so simple. You may be afraid somebody will see you being spiritual. You may be afraid it won’t work. You may be afraid it will work. It’s alright to feel a little strange as you try something new, but if you yearn for inner peace, not trying meditation is silly.

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