Benefit From a Steady Practice
Meditation that produces psychological transformation can be practiced with benefit by [almost] anyone who learns how to do it and follows through with consistent participation. When one saint was asked about the right way to meditate he replied "steady practice."
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
The key to beneficial meditation is consistency. Meditate in the same place and at the same time every day. For most of us it is best to meditate early in the morning before we become involved with too many tasks. Meditate at least twenty minutes every time, or begin with a shorter time and move steadily up to twenty minutes or more. To quiet the mind, focus your attention on the breath, and when you find your mind wandering, bring it back to the point of focus on the breath. Look for a shift into a calm state of deep peacefulness and then you can drop the technique. Steady practice is the secret of success.