The Blossoming of Meditation
Each day should include some physical work that is useful. Physical work strengthens the body and calms the mind through concentration on the task. It connects us to the earth and the holy present moment. Every day nourish the body, the mind, and the soul.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
Our daily meditation practice gives us the skill to bring the mind to a single point of focus. Long after our time of meditation, physical work allows us to bring this focus to bear on useful work in the world, and it can extend the harmonious joy of meditation into our daily life. As we continue our practice of meditation, we can extend it into work, into walking, into interacting with others and into all aspects of our life. Think of meditation as the highest preparation for life, and of life as the blossoming of meditation.