As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.
1. Choose a Convenient Time
Meditation is essentially relaxation time, so it should be done entirely at your convenience.
The hours of sunrise and sunset, while nature transitions between day and night, are ideal for the practice.
2. Choose a Quiet Place
Just like a convenient hour, choose a place where you not likely to be disturbed.
Quiet and peaceful surroundings can make the meditation experience more enjoyable and relaxing.
3. Sit in a Comfortable Posture
Your posture makes a difference too. Make sure you are relaxed, comfortable and steady.
Sit straight with your spine erect, keep your shoulders and neck relaxed, and eyes closed throughout the process.
4. Keep a Relatively Empty Stomach
A good time to meditate is before having a meal.
After food, you might doze off while meditating. However, do not force yourself to meditate when you are very hungry.
You will find it difficult because of hunger cramps or you may even keep thinking about food the whole time! In this case, you can meditate after two hours after having food.
5. Take a Few Deep Breaths
This helps to steady the rhythm of the breath and leads the mind in to a peaceful meditative state.
6. Open Your Eyes Slowly and Gently
As you come close to the end of the meditation, don’t be in a hurry to open your eyes and start moving about.
Open your eyes slowly and gradually and take time to become aware of yourself and your surroundings.
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