an appointment with yourself for 10 or 20 minutes
each morning or evening. Find a quiet place and
relax. Soft music, though not a necessity, can
create an appropriate atmosphere. Sit comfortably
upright on the floor or in a chair. Keep your eyes
open and, without staring, gently rest them on a
chosen point somewhere in front of your room.
Gently withdraw your attention from all sights and
sounds. Become the observer of your own thoughts.
Don't try to stop thinking, just be the observer,
not judging or being carried away by your own
thoughts, just watching.
Gradually they will slow down and you will begin to
feel more peaceful. Create one thought for yourself,
about yourself for example, "I am a peaceful soul."
Hold that thought on the screen of your mind;
visualize yourself being peaceful, quit and still.
Stay as long as you can in the awareness of that
thought. Don't fight with other thoughts or memories
that may come to distract you. Just watch them pass
by and return to your created thought, "I am a
Now think of the Supreme Soul, who is the ocean of
peace, bliss, love and so on. Soul receives all
these virtues from Him.
and appreciate the positive feelings and other
positive thoughts, which may spring directly from
Be stable in these feelings for a few minutes. Be
aware of unrelated thoughts. Finish your meditation
by closing your eyes for a few moments and creating
complete silence in your mind