Incorporating Meditation Into Your Daily Life

The practice of Zen is a process.

Claude Monet — 1840–1926, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Many people have had great success in achieving enlightenment by practicing meditation and living in accordance with Buddhist precepts.

However it could be argued that these are both methods that are not part of zen itself, but rather tools one can use during their practice.

Zazen or seated meditation is a very effective tool for attaining enlightenment mainly because it allows one to focus on achieving the goal of zen without any unnecessary distractions.

Meditation is not part of zen, but rather a tool.

Many people have found that the process of sitting down and meditating can be quite enjoyable as well, which helps keep the mind focused.

Édouard Manet, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Incorporating Meditation Into Your Daily Life

I feel that there are a number of ways you can incorporate meditation into your daily life.

One way is to begin each day by taking time away from all other activities to meditate.

The best way to describe the practice of Zen is as a process.

I feel that this is a great way to start your day because it allows you to clear your head of all the stress and drama from the previous day, so that you may begin anew with fresh energy.

Another way you can incorporate meditation into your daily life is to set aside time each day specifically for this purpose.

For example, if you have trouble meditating you can set aside an hour each day to sit quietly and contemplate whatever is on your mind. Or perhaps a half hour.

I believe that this is a great way to ensure you get your daily meditation in because it removes the stress of having to find time for it throughout the day.

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