Prayer is talking while meditating is listening. There are hundreds of ways to meditate, and we tend to make it much harder than it really is. Meditating can be as simple as sitting quietly and focusing attention on your breath. Meditation is just being without the noise and barriers of the mind, without expectations and ideas of who you are. You connect with the simplest essence that has no form – your being.
In this busy world of ours, the mind gets pulled from one place to the next, scattering thoughts everywhere and leaving us stressed, highly-strung and often anxious. Most of us don’t have five minutes to sit down and relax, let alone 30 minutes or more for a session of meditation! But it’s essential for our wellbeing to take a few minutes each day to cultivate mental spaciousness and a positive mind-body balance