Sometimes, just the idea of centering and being present can start the process of meditation. We can gather the benefits as novices devoting even small time periods to the process.
- Reduce anxiety
- Prevent sick days from work
- Ease pain
- Address depression
How I add this to my life: I set aside a small area where I can sit and face a window with a pleasant view. I try to sit every morning for twenty minutes. There have been periods of my life when I have been successful at integrating this into my day. This is not one of those times, and I see a decrease in my patience and tolerance, which I attribute to my lack of meditating on a regular basis.