If I don”t have time to meditate what should I do other than meditaion?

Is it only meditation (dhyāna in Sanskrit) for which you don’t have time? “Where there is a will, there is a way,” is so true. Once you develop a keen interest in meditation, you will surely find time for it.

Commonly translated as meditation, the word “dhyāna” cannot be translated into English. The English word “meditation” is derived from the Latin verb meditari, meaning “to think, contemplate, devise, ponder, to exercise the mind.” Anything within the realm of the mind is not dhyana.

Through meditation, you can become aware of your own Self (Existence- supreme consciousness-bliss), experiencing profound inner peace, which is far more important than anything else in life.

It is important to understand what meditation really is. Meditation is the stillness that exists in the gap between your in-breath and out-breath. Become aware of your breathing.

There are four steps involved in your breathing: breathing in, a gap, breathing out, and a gap. The gap or retention of breath is most significant. It is total stillness, the goal of meditation. Now, you have learned how to meditate anytime, anywhere.

You are able to find time for sleep. Right? Can you meditate before going to sleep? You can also meditate while having a bath.

Meditate to perceive your own divinity. Only through meditation can you connect with your innermost Spirit (atman in Sanskrit).

You may like to refer to the book, Building a Noble World (ISBN: 978-0974919706), for a thorough explanation of the meditation practice in Chapter 3 as well as an actual Kundalini awakening experience in Chapter 4.

1 thought on “If I don”t have time to meditate what should I do other than meditaion?”

  1. Here is a quote come across from that wise and ancient sage, Anonymous:

    “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes everyday~ unless you’re too busy; then, you should sit for an hour”.

    (!) Like a powerful Zen koan, this paradoxical advice goes right to the heart of the matter: the preciousness of meditation, and the little ego’s resistance to it~ being nipped in the bud!

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