As a lay person you decide yourself when to do your formal practise and for how long.
The formal practise helps you to remember – what is important? Why do I do this?
The purpose of a meditation practise is to bring clarity into your life. What is actually going on – because there is so much of our lives that is caught up in miserable thoughts, and many of us are not aware of this.
But the formal practise is a very small part of your life, maybe 5% of the time that you are awake. So it is important to integrate the habits and the insights from the formal practise in your daily life.
A day consists of so many moments.
The moment you hear the bird sing.
The moment you hear the cat purr.
The moment you open the tap and hear and feel the water.
The moment you open the fridge.
The moment you open the door.
Bring awareness into these moments. You are ALIVE!! The fact that you are alive is just one great reason to be present, to realise this miracle, to recognise you gratitude.
Anne Viner, 31.10.2020