Creating a place to sit
This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube (the videos have now been moved to my Vimeo page). If you have any questions, please contact me.
When we sit it is helpful, indeed I might say important that we have a place that is conducive to us for calming our mind. A place of our own which is just for sitting. That just to think about this place, wherever we are and whatever we are doing, will bring the mind to a calmer place because of what you associate it with. A space that we look forward to returning to each time that we sit.
Such a place can be a room of your own if you are blessed with enough space at home, or it can be in the corner of a room. You can set a table up there with images and/or pictures of people who inspire you. You can place books on there with words that inspire you, a book that you perhaps pick up and read just before sitting. There might be a candle there, or some flowers. Perhaps you burn some incense just before you sit or use a vaporizer with some essential oils? AND it can just be very simple.
The important thing is that you create a place that is special for you for sitting.