What do we need to meditate?

What Do We Need to Meditate?

What are absolute must haves for meditation. without which you can’t meditate?

The three absolute must haves for meditation are:

                • a body

                • a mind

                • breath

If you watch what’s happening in any one of those three, you’re meditating.

What you don’t need is special equipment:

                – Shawls or clothing

                – Bells, bowls, gongs,

                – Malas, incense

                – Cushions, benches

                – Meditation apps

Now I have all of these things and multiples of them. I have shawls of varying thickness and depending on the season, I’ll choose the one I use. Similarly, I have lots of cushions and bowls and malas and I enjoy them, in fact I love them. But I don’t need them. When I’m travelling on a bus or train or plane, I’ll meditate in whatever clothes I’m wearing, whether that’s a sweat shirt and regular pants or a formal blazer and dress pants.

It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing, you can meditate in it.

All of the meditation equipment helps turn meditation into a pleasant and consistent habit. But you don’t really NEED any of it to meditate.

Reminder, the three things you absolutely must have to meditate are:

                • a body

                • a mind

                • breath

If you watch what’s happening in any one of those three, you’re meditating. You don’t need to do anything else.

It really is that simple.