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Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to spend the morning at a meditation retreat. An old friend who also happens to be a Tibetan Monk led the retreat. He beautifully expounded on the importance of creating a space for meditation.

“Just like we have a room to sleep in, and a room to eat in, we need a room or space for our meditation practice.”

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It got me thinking about all of the ways we need to create a meditation space. It’s not just the room (although that can be very inviting and helpful), but moreover, it’s the space in our lives. We can start doing this by re-establishing a dedication to ourselves and to our well-being. When we put our well-being first, we can then make the space for what nurtures and supports us.  Schedule it into your calendar, so that you create a space in your daily life that’s just as important as your other appointments.

“Just like we have a room to sleep in, and a room to eat in, we need a room or space for our meditation practice,” my friend said.

Creating a physical space for our meditation practice is a way of saying “Yes” to us and to our health. Just like when we walk past our bedroom, we may feel sleepy, and when we walk in the kitchen, we may get hungry, we should be reminded to return to ourselves and to the light that resides within us when we walk by our meditation room or space.

What space have you thought about turning into a meditation sanctuary?

Contributed by

Susi Amendola
Stress Management Specialist

What have you done to remind yourself of the things that have meaning for you?

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