You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes everyday – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour. Sukhraj Dhillon.
Once you have made a conscious choice to meditate, the next step is to take action. If you have chosen to meditate at home, then you will need a space where the magic will happen. With a few simple guidelines, you will be well on your way to creating a sacred space in which to meditate.
We all try to self-sabotage and talk ourselves out of things which are beneficial by making excuses as to why we should not do them. With meditation, excuses may include:
- Lack of time or something came up
- Day-to-day commitments or interruptions
- Nowhere to practice
It’s easy to fall into self-sabotage by convincing ourselves that time and space are factors in avoiding what’s good for us. However, once you commit to making meditation part of your life, you should avoid making excuses. The following serves as a guideline for creating your sacred space to meditate.
Choosing a Meditation Room
Pick a room in the house and declare that space to be your new meditation space. Speak with your family members, or friends, if you have someone living with you. Explain to them that by sacrificing this space once or twice a week, they are helping you to achieve the goal of calmness and peace.
If your family knows that you will benefit, and that they will benefit by the transformation in you as well, they should be more than happy to accommodate you. If the option of having a room all to yourself does not work, do not let that deter you. Choose a space in a room that is designated for your meditation work. Your own bedroom would work wonders.
Things You Will Need
Regardless of whether or not your space is an entire room or a small space in the corner of your bedroom, you can create the space you need for perfect meditation. For this, you will need:
- A space that is void of distraction
- A space that defines you
- A place where you can be comfortable
- A comfortable floor mat or cushion
- Amenities that are conducive to relaxation
Choose a space that has minimal distraction, preferably where no phone exists. Decorate your space so that it defines you in a positive light. If your favorite color is pink, then a blue yoga mat or comfy pink pillow will be great additions. If you love to travel for leisure, put up some pictures of favorite places that you have been, or you may wish to add some of your favorite artwork.
Make sure you are at your most comfortable in your space. A thick, cushy floor cushion and a fluffy pillow behind your back are ideal ways to start your meditation practice. If your floor mat is not comfortable, you will not be either.
If you wish to meditate to some serene music, buy a CD to play in the background just low enough to get the impact. We have also compiled playlists of relaxing music and serene scenes on our YouTube channel. The secret is to create a sacred getaway that you will return to on a weekly basis.
Burn some incense or some candles, and you will be all set to go. Or you may wish to choose your favorite aromatherapy scent for use in a diffuser. It only takes a few drops of essential oil to fill a small space with a deliciously inviting scent.
Once you have designed the space or room based upon the theory of relaxation, you will notice how you gravitate there to practice the art of meditation. It will be so inviting, you will not be able to make excuses.
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