- Try going to bed earlier and setting an alarm for earlier if you would like to fit your meditation in just before or at sunrise.
- If at any time something doesn't feel right to you, why not honor your feelings? An attitude of trusting yourself and your own basic wisdom and goodness is very important. The more you cultivate this trust in your own being, the easier you will find it will be to trust other people more and to see their basic goodness as well.
- Basic breathing meditation: Sit comfortably, whatever that is for you. Let your eyes close gently. Invite your body to relax and release into the ground or cushion. Let go and accept the non-doing of meditation. Become sensitive to and listen to your breath. Breathe through your nose. Feel the air as it goes in and out of the nostrils. Feel the rising and falling of the chest and abdomen. Allow your attention to settle where you feel the breath most clearly. Focus there. Follow the breath. Allow the breath to be as it is without controlling it. See the space or pause between breaths. Thinking will start. It is a habit. See each thought like a railroad car of a train going by. See it, acknowledge it, let it go, and come back to the breath. It does not matter how many times you get caught up in a thought or for how long. Begin again and bring awareness back to the breath. This is your practice. You are strengthening mindfulness. Awareness of one whole in-breath and