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Dustin LindenSmith

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practice / sadhana

This is really the first time in my life I've ever meditated daily. Or at least, regularly. Previously, my biggest obstacles were logistical: I didn't think I had enough time to meditate, or there was something physical holding me back (e.g. a sore back, no good cushion, etc.). Admittedly, lots of times I just didn't feel like it, too. Or didn't think I needed it.

However it happened, it happened. I now routinely take between 2 and 20 minutes to sit still, relax my muscles, and calm my breathing. I just close my eyes wherever I happen to be, take a slow deep breath, and calm everything down.

Once my mind and breathing are quiet, I just sit there for as long as it feels comfortable to do so.

nothing could feel more natural
deep breath in

deep breath out

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lordsluk May 7th, 2005
as a zen student i find the daily practice more important then a week long retreat!

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