What do we need to meditate?

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What do we need to meditate?
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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.