Meditation Basics: The Who, What, When, Where & Why of Meditation

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Mditation has been around for a very very long time. Despite this fact, there are a lot of misconceptions about it. I want to go over the need-to-know facts about meditation. A quick overview of the who, what, when, where, and why of meditation.

1. Who is Meditation For

Who is meditation for? The short answer is that meditation is for everybody. It doesn’t cost anything, you don’t need any special equipment, and meditation is not affiliated with any particular religion. The only thing that you need to be able to meditate is to dedicate a little tiny bit of time to just sitting in the here and the now.

2. What is Meditation

Meditation is a technique that gives us some space between us, and our thoughts. Meditation helps to slow the rate that our thoughts pop into our heads, and gives us more time between each of those thoughts.

It also allows us to have a separation between us our thoughts. When we can separate ourselves from our thoughts we can start to feel more at ease. You can take a step back and observe those thoughts and feelings without feeling the need to get involved with them, try to stop them, or try to change things. We can allow ourselves to just observe, become more objective, and gain some information and perspective.

3. When Should You Meditate

You can meditate anytime. Take a look at your current schedule and figure out what works best for you. Don’t feel like you have to change your schedule for meditation, instead, fit meditation into your schedule as it stands.
To find the best time think about your energy level. If you’re overly tired you’re just going to end up falling asleep instead of meditating. Pick a point in the day where you feel awake enough to meditate. Also, try to pick a point in time where you’re not going to be interrupted. This might mean choosing a time for example when your kids or your family are sleeping and you have the house to yourself. Think about your stress level. Are there points during the day as stress ebbs and flows that you feel like you might get more benefit from taking some time meditating.
Bottom line, let your lifestyle dictate when you meditate not vice versa

4. Where Should You Meditate

There are no big requirements for where you should meditate. The best place to meditate is any place where you can sit uninterrupted, and that’s quiet. If that means popping out and sitting in your car for a few minutes that could be a great place to meditate. Maybe there’s a quiet place at your job like a conference room. I’ve seen people convert walk-in close