Deepak Chopra - how to meditate, Times 6th Jan.
'Ask yourself why you don't meditate .... I got bored, I wasn't getting enough out of it, my life is too busy, I wish I could find the time,'
Meditation is not a quick fix - not a mental health pill.
Meditation returns you to a state you are supposed to be all the time - simple awareness; quiet undisturbed relaxed but alert.
'Sit down in a quiet place where you won't be disturbed. Sit comfortably, preferably in an upright posture. Take a few deep breaths, (centre your attention on the heart, maybe, but as long as there is attention to somethin
g, I think it's okay). 5-10 minutes to start. Don't rush back to activity. Repeat during the day.
[Reminds me of 'the sit' beloved of Simon Barnes. Stillness. Awareness of the senses, seeing and hearing. Let intrusive thoughts come and go. Keep coming back to the here and now.]