Concentration Prepares the Way
Concentration acts as a purifying agent for the mind and the heart and prepares the way for meditation.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
Our ongoing practice of meditation is founded in ethical living. Next we adjust our posture so that it is stable, upright and comfortable. Then we modulate our breath to enhance and channel our vital force. After that we close our eyes and turn all our energies inward. From here, concentration on a single point of focus like the breath creates the conditions that can enable meditation to. We cannot force or produce meditation by any act of will but single pointed concentration is the vital step that enables meditation to occur. When meditation comes it brings many gifts: an abiding peacefulness, enhanced intuition and a gentler perspective on life itself.