Friday, July 27, 2012

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you 
don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not 
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or 
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have 
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other 
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will 
grow well, like the lettuce"
Thich Nhat Hanh

Monday, July 9, 2012


What's the best time to meditate? From Sally Kempton:

The yogic texts on meditation tell us that the best times to meditate are during the so-called turning points in the day. Known as the sandya-s in Sanskrit, these are the periods when night turns to day, when morning turns to afternoon, and when afternoon turns to evening. There is a palpable, natural pause in the whole atmosphere during these points that is mirrored in your body-mind.

That said, you can meditate at any time; just keep in mind these practice tips:

Do it at the same time each day. Once your body gets used to meditating at a particular time, it will adjust itself to going inward at that time.

Meditate before or between meals so that you don't feel sluggish because your energy is going toward digestion.

Meditating can unleash energy, so you may not want to do it right before bedtime.