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Today’s culture can seem overwhelming, and we can feel bombarded with information and stress. One way to find some inner peace is through meditation. It’s a lot easier than you may think. If you practice, it’s about the progress – not the perfection. In fact, the best barometer of success is just checking in to see how you feel after you meditate. Here are a few tips to get started:

Prepare: Sit or lie down where you’re comfortable. You can sit cross-legged with a straight spine (try sitting on a pillow or folded blanket to straighten your spine) or lie down in a place with few distractions. Set a timer: ten minutes is a good starting point.

Focus: Close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and bring your attention to your “third-eye” area, at the middle brow. If your mind wanders, try to gently bring your attention back to your breathing.

Finish: Notice how you feel when you’re finished. Your primary objective is to simply clear your mind and experience what that clarity feels like.

Tip adapted from https://www.jackcanfield.com

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