10 Minutes a Day

What does it take to bring meditation into your life? How much effort is required to change your life patterns? More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of meditation, but how do they start a meditation practice? How much time must they invest before they experience the benefits?

Our lives are like freight trains. We’re all going full speed in different directions. Meditation makes individuals aware of a specific path of purification that leads to peace and harmony. The further your current life is from peace and harmony, the more difficult meditation will be. We purify our minds by observing the misery inside of us with patience and equanimity. Repeating this process over and over again allows equanimity to seep into the rest of our lives.

I wonder if 10 minutes a day for 30 days is enough to plant this seed people. Finding 10 days to discover Vipassana is impossible for many people, but 10 minutes a day might be an appropriate and valuable starting point. After 30 days, each individual could decide if they benefited from meditation, and decide if they want to continue with the practice. Some individuals may  decide to meditate for longer periods of time. Some may even be inspired to sit a 10-day course.

In my high school, I’m conducting this 30-day experiment. I’m inviting students to join me for a 10 minute meditation every morning before school starting February 17th. I’m curious to see how many students participate, how many complete the 30-day challenge, and what they think of the experience when it’s over.

Are you have trouble starting a daily practice? Why don’t you join us for the 30 day challenge. If your new to meditation watch this video first (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5CJLKTn47k). Let me know how your challenge is going in the comments. Time to meditate.

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