Do You Need More Time?

The other day I was talking with a very good friend of mine and for probably the hundredth time he said to me, “I really need to meditate, I want you to teach me how to meditate but I need to find the time.  I just need to get this next project completed.”

Of all my friends, colleagues and acquaintances he is by far the busiest person I know.

BUT he’s not really that unique…..  TIME is what we all seem to need more of!  Everyone seems to be running out of time and it’s driving us crazy!


Why should you meditate?

Everything we do in life is either because we think it will bring us happiness or at the very least avoid unhappiness.

Given this is our prime motivation you would think that we would always be basking in happiness and rarely if ever encounter unhappiness.

And yet this is not what we find; we are as confused as ever about how to be happy.


What is meditation?

Meditation is the practice of bringing your attention to an object and holding it there.

Most commonly the object is the breath, a mantra or a phrase.

The objects are anchors, something for your mind to hold on to.

If your object is the breath, you place your attention gently on the sensation of the breath.