Creating the ultimate practice environment
Updated: Jun 8
Some people create a special corner or place in their homes to practice "mindfulness." A quiet space, a little alter, somewhere private to meditate. Ideally, mindfulness is something you will practice everywhere, all the time -- being mindful of what you're doing, where you are, how you feel, what you're eating, who you're with, how you're reacting to them and the rest of your environment.
But it's also wonderful to have someplace quiet, peaceful and private you can retreat to from time to time or on a daily practice schedule where you can go inward, meditate, "far from the madding crowd," away from the concerns and noise of your everyday world. Choose a room where you can close the door and be alone -- even a bathroom or walking closet will do. Take away clutter and make it as beautiful as practical -- maybe a beautiful, restful picture or statue, flowers, candles, the scent of a healing oil.
Sit in silence and enjoy listening to the drip of a faucet or wind outside the window. Or listen to relaxing music, or a guided meditation.
Pamper yourself. Relax, and be still. Enjoy the moment.