Meditation Guide

Setting your motivation

Having stilled the body and calmed the breath, notice how your mind has become more subtle and at ease. This ease is like your raft taking you to deeper and deeper levels of meditation.

Now set your motivation. Why are you meditating? Think about the actual reason you just sat down this moment, what you aim to achieve in this session. And see the connection between this achievement and your highest spiritual aim.

Think about the meditation you are about to do and resolve to do it to the best of your ability and, furthermore, think about realistic results you hope to achieve, such as reaching a clearer or more stable image of the object of meditation, or having fewer distractions, or finding a deeper feeling of calm. Don't have unrealistic expectations for any one session.