10 Minutes of Meditation Every Day
- Find a quiet place to sit, free of outside distractions
- You may use any form of silent contemplation you are comfortable with. Some options:
- A meditation practice you already have
- Prayer or silent contemplation
- Sitting quietly and observing your thoughts without judgment and/or simply observing your breathing
- Sit and simply engage with the practice you have chosen for 10 minutes
Why Is This Practice Important?
When you are constantly worrying about the future or fretting about the past — things that we have no power to change — it’s easy to miss out on the present. We spend a lot of our mental energy on worry, but it’s a habit we can change.
A daily practice of bringing your attention to the present can bring clarity, happiness, and power. When you are focused on the present moment, you are focused on things you can actually do something about.
It’s natural and OK to get distracted or even frustrated when you first start meditating. There may be lots of internal noise. Don’t worry about that at all. Your objective is not to make your mind be silent, but to allow thoughts to happen (and not be hooked in by them).