An Important Appointment
A most useful approach to meditation practice is to consider it the most important activity of each day. Schedule it as you would an extremely important appointment, and unfailingly keep your appointment.
~Roy Eugene Davis
When circumstances change abruptly or life becomes unusually stressful, our meditation practice can become intermittent or fall away. This is when we need a steady practice most. Recall the many benefits of meditation: decrease in stress because of a lower level stress hormones, an enhanced ability to concentrate, and increased happiness despite outer circumstances as we come back in touch with the sweet peacefulness that is our own nature. Then recommit to meditating first every day, aiming for at least twenty minutes each time. This reopens the path to our natural joy and freedom.