Practical Points to Keep in Mind While Practicing Meditation

Meditation is "the process whereby the objective tendencies and outgoing impulses of the mind are thwarted, and it [the mind] begins to be subjective, to focus and to intuit…[Meditation] relates the individual mind eventually to the higher mind and later to the Universal Mind."1

1. Sit in a comfortable position, erect but not tense or strained. Relax. See that your breathing is even and quiet.

2. To meditate in the same place whenever possible is helpful.

3. Regular periods of 10 to 15 minutes are recommended. Five minutes of regular meditation is of far more value than 30 minutes done irregularly.

4. If you have not had previous experience of meditation, difficulty in concentration is to be expected. Perseverance is needed. If necessary, bring the mind back to the required work every time it wanders. Patient practice brings ever-increasing ability.

Attitude to be Assumed

1. Remember you are sharing your effort with untold numbers of other men and women of loving hearts and goodwill throughout the world.

2. Realize that essentially you are a Soul and as such have telepathic rapport with all Souls.

3. Remember that energy follows thought.

4. Remember that meditation is not a passive, reflective form of devotion, but a positive, creative use of the mind, actively linking the inner and outer worlds.

5. Use the creative imagination to see yourself at one with all humanity and with all that is progressive and spiritual. See yourself as part of the network of those working for the improvement of all life and for right human relations.

6. Adopt a confident attitude, knowing that you are invoking spiritual energies and that you can produce potent results.

1 The Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul in Education in the New Age, Alice A. Bailey, Lucis Trust, © renewed, 1982, p. 9.