I never thought of this. Mornings are quite sacred. Especially when wake up as early as 5 am. Praying if you’re religious or wishing good for yourself and others if you are not might have a deeper impact in the mornings.
I don't consider prayer as meditation for my morning routine. I do believe that prayer is a kind of meditation since you have to be mindful of the present and your thoughts, but I like to separate the religious aspect of my mornings from my mindset rituals. Thus, I do both, separately.
I’m not a religious person so only philosophically speaking – I sort of do but I think it’s more of an intention setting / gratitude than mindful meditation .
Prayer is more than asking for blessings. It's a time to reflect on the blessings you already have. A moment of gratitude. An opportunity to connect with the spirit that guides you, patiently awaiting answers to the challenges and decisions of the days ahead.
- How do you meditate when you are at a busy place (work for example) or with a busy schedule?
- What are your sources to meditate? App, videos on YouTube, podcasts?
- How do you deal with a distracted mind before you even start to meditate?
- How to you stop random thoughts from coming up during meditation?
- What do you do about the aches and pains during meditation?
- Yes. I am a novice at “Meditation” and would be interested in hearing how others began their practice (how long, routine, resources, etc. ).
- How has meditation made a difference in your life?
- Do you experience days in which you don’t have a “successful” meditation session? Where your thoughts are just too overwhelming and racing at the speed of light that you can’t seem to slow them down?
- What is your favourite thing about meditation?
- Favorite time of day to meditate and ideal length of time? Is 10 minutes too short?