"The stormy life can be braved only by the heart's sunny meditations." - Sri Chinmoy

The hour of meditation

If you want to see the Face of God, then you must at least spend some time every day with His chosen instrument: your own heart.

If you are serious about your spiritual life, then you have to meditate at least once a day. If you are very enthusiastic, you can meditate three times a day-early in the morning, at noon or during your lunch hour, and in the evening. Your morning and evening meditations can be for a longer time, for fifteen minutes or half an hour, whereas your noon meditation can be as short as five or ten minutes. If it is not possible to feed your soul three times a day, then please feed it at least once. Feel that the soul is a little divine child. If you don't feed the divine child within you, it will not be able to grow and manifest your inner divine qualities and your soul's possibilities.

It is better to meditate well just once a day in the morning than to sit five or six times a day with your eyes closed and just have pleasant thoughts drifting through your head. Each time you meditate you have to feel that you are offering your life-breath to the Supreme and bringing to the fore your soul's light. Only then is your meditation worthwhile. If you feel that you can meditate soulfully only once, early in the morning, then that is enough. You have to see your real capacity, sincerity, willingness and joy. If inspiration is there, that means that you have received the sanction from the Supreme, and you will run very fast. Some people meditate during their lunch hour or when they have a coffee break in the office. That is excellent. But please meditate first thing in the morning also. If you start by doing the right thing early in the morning, then you will be inspired all day.