It is often recommended that in order to achieve inner peace, clarity, or the likes, meditation should be present.
For many people, the journey to and through a meditation practice can be hard and stressful in itself. You can create a practice that feels good for you, it doesn’t have to be a hard task. Your meditation practice should involve anything that brings more joy and bliss to your life.
But first, what is meditation?
Meditation is a simple and least expensive way for settling the mind and body. It can be done any time of the day or almost any time of the day. For some people, it’s the first thing they do after they wake up in the morning while there are those who prefer to practice before bedtime.
Meanwhile, there are also those who do it in the middle of the day to reduce emotional stress and exhaustion.
The good thing about it is that there’s no right time to do it. As long as you’re comfortable and in a quiet place, you can practice meditation.
You can even have meditation with tea and if you haven’t done it, here are a couple of tips for you.
Navigate all your options of tea blends or tastes and allow yourself to be guided to what your body needs at that moment.
Once you have the tea of choice, place your water to boil and take in all the sounds and processes that it goes through in order to be poured onto your herbs or tea bag. Pour boiled water over the blend and witness the colors that appear once they infuse together.
Sit, wait, drink, and notice the taste as you sip it slowly and how you respond to it. Notice your body, your thoughts, etc. Be in that moment of consuming that tea.
Bonus Tip: For some people, having a meditation tea set makes the meditation more special. If you’re in it, you can look for a special tea set for this mindful practice.
Find a spot that feels like a quiet place for you.
This may be an empty park, train car, your room, etc. No need to close your eyes or follow your breathing just yet; you can just experience what occurs now.
Take time to experience the moment as they arise and go by. Be a witness to the bliss that exists in that space you are in and be grateful for what it has to offer.
To create space for meditation, it should be an experience.
Yes, it might be more effective to sit in silence, follow the breath, and not experience any distractions at all but I challenge you to start exactly where you are.