14519Meditation practice and a busy life
- Nov 30, 2005Matt and Shashi, Thanks for this question:
One of the things I have learnt from meditation is that the value of life is
not the quantity of things you do but the quality of things you do. As you
meditate you will come to appreciate the quality of the time you spend
meditating and how this quality time improves the quality of the time you
spend outside meditation.
Too busy is simply a frame of mind. Meditation helps you look at this frame
and decide if it is a nice frame to have or maybe another frame would be
better. Approach your meditation with the perspective of it helping you to
appreciate the true value of time and this will improve your frame of mind.
With this new frame of mind you will find that the quality of your life
improves as you make better decisions on what you do day to day. The fact
that you have asked this question tells me you are already on your way to a
higher quality life.
On a more practical note, I have found that my meditation adapts to the time
I give to meditation. So I would not worry too much about how long you spend
meditating, but make sure you meditate regularly. As you get into a good
rhythm of regular meditation, your mind will adapt and make the best use of
the time you do give. If you are not regular, your progress will be very
slow as too much energy will be used in the setting up for the deeper levels
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