Meditate for Your Life
If you sit long enough, and focused enough, meditation occurs by itself. Don’t complicate it.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
The state of meditation is a natural state of consciousness. Our practices, such as focusing on the breath or repeating a mantra are techniques we use to quiet the mind, so that we can keep our attention and awareness on a single point. We are using the techniques to allow meditation to occur naturally. We don't have to force it. If you are new to meditation, make a commitment to meditate for 20 minutes each day for 30 days. Then lengthen your time to 90 days. Make that commitment and see how life becomes easier. The changes are often subtle, but they are there. Meditate for your life.