Where Do We Start? Where Do I Start?
Where do we start?
We begin by knowing why we meditate,
and then we meditate, starting with shamata,
twice a day 20-40 minutes.
Shamata is focused meditation.
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Where do I start?
This will depend on our circumstances
and whether we live with others.
We need to know why we meditate
so as to explain to them what we’re doing.
We don’t what to alienate them, do we?
Meditation is relaxing, totally relaxing the mind,
cutting through our dream world.
Noting the mind’s reflections and refreshing with clarity,
de-stressing and being at peace.
It also makes us more intelligent
as we reduce the emotional clutter.
Tell ’em it’ll make you a nicer person!
And if they try it too,
it’ll make them a nicer person!
Once we have a settled mind
we can then progress.