The Challenge of Silence: A Meditation Invitation

Meditation is so important in my life, and yet I hear so many people say that they want to learn to meditate but that they can’t. It’s hard to read about meditation and to practice doing it at the same time. So I have been guided to create podcasts to more easily share my information about meditation. While you wait for me to master that technology, however, you can get started with a new meditation practice.  The first step (and I will guide you step by step) is simple.

Are you willing to pledge to yourself that you will sit for some time each day in utter silence?

It’s that simple.

Now let’s unpack it a bit.

By silence I mean: no television, no radio, no cd player unless it is playing meditation music.  No blackberries, i-phones or computer.  Unplug.

By sitting I mean: sit comfortably with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor.  Do not cross your legs, but hold your hands any way that is comfortable. Close your eyes. Breathe.

Sit for as little as three to five minutes.  Set a timer if you wish.  Over time, stretch your tolerance until you can sit for fifteen to twenty minutes.

If you feel called to learn to meditate, but aren’t happy with how your meditation practice is working, consider giving this approach a try. Over the next few weeks and months I will share little step after little step, until you have created a complete, effective new meditation habit.

And as we meditate together, I invite you to share your experiences through leaving comments after this or any other post. I’d be interested to hear why you want to meditate, what your blocks have been, and how the techniques I share work for you.

Blessings on your path,


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