How to meditate—and why
David Gelles has an interesting piece on meditation in the NY Times, which includes links to various other articles and resources.
As readers of the Guide know, I consider the morning shave as a golden opportunity for mindfulness meditation: your attention is easily focused on what is happening in the moment, and paying close attention to what you’re doing suspends the nagging concerns of modern life that are the parasites of the mind.
If you haven’t considered using the shave as a meditation opportunity, give it a try. The experience encourages a meditative approach, and the meditative aspect enriches the experience. The cumulative effect of daily meditation can be significant in reducing stress and providing resilience to daily crises and frustrations.
Something to try in the new year.