This is the third in a series of Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How to meditate.
Any time is a good time to meditate; however, at a minimum, twice per day, although this is one case where more definitely IS better. The best times to meditation are in the morning upon awakening, and at night, before going to sleep, and if you can, at lunch time or mid-day.
While it is better to wait until you are fully awake in the morning before doing your meditation so you do not fall back sleep; this is also the time when you are very receptive to receiving information. This is when we are in an 'in-between' state of awareness or consciousness, and the most receptive. This time does not last very long; however, meditation can help you extend it.
Okay, now that you agree that morning is a good time to meditate, and you have even set your alarm 10 minutes earlier so you can meditate – what should you meditate on, or about?
I believe that when first beginning to meditate there is nothing better than Dr. Wayne Dyer's Manifest Your Destiny meditation. If you have not heard about it or read it, I highly recommend you do so at your earliest opportunity. In the meanime simply understand that the sound of creation is Aaaahhhh. So when you do your morning meditation, until you find another one, just continue to repeat the aaaaahhhh sound over and over while thinking about what it is you want to manifest. It should go like this, take deep breath into your core, your abdomen and slowly exhale making the Ahhh sound. Do this for a minimum of 10 minutes a day for 15 days and I believe by the end of the 15 days you will be quite pleasantly surprised.
For the evening meditation, you may stay with Dr. Wayne Dyer's Manifest Your Destiny and simply do the "oms" for 10 minutes or so before you go to sleep. Actually, it is generally okay and acceptable to repeat "oms" while you are lying down and if you fall asleep while doing so, all the better. Do it the same as in the morning, take a deep breath into your abdomen and as you slowly exhale, say, "ooooommmmm." As you are aware if you have read my article about Our Three Minds , then you already know whatever is your last thought before drifting off to sleep is what your Unconscious Mind works with all night long. So when you say "ooommms" while thinking about what you wanted to manifest in the morning, you are feeding your Unconscious Mind that desire and it will work on manifesting it all night long. Now then, are you starting to see the advantage of doing this for a couple of weeks at a time?
To summarize the When of meditation – anytime is a good time, more is better, do not get hung up on process or procedure, and if you simply take a few deep breaths when you think about it, you will be in a meditative state more often. Practice simple meditations until you become comfortable with how it feels to be totally relaxed. Once you recognize this feeling, you can reach it anytime you desire. You will find that you suddenly have less drama in your life, fewer people cutting you off in traffic, fewer accidents at the checkout, etc. So in short, life will be calmer and you will seem to be 'in the flow' more often than you are not. Keep meditating.
Thank you for being you.