Space L Clottey

Solitude before meditation

Before you start building a meditation practice, have solitude.

You get 80% of the benefit of meditation from just taking more time to be on your own and thinking about things. Things will bubble to the surface, things you need to think about. Seclusion from other minds, this is.

Then, you’ll get the last 20% of benefit (and its a big benefit!) from sitting down and gaining constant reflective awareness of your thoughts.

If you go straight from no solitude at all to meditation, you will resent it because your brain will see that this is the only solitude you get and use the meditation to fill your brain with fascinating ideas.

Get solitude first, give your brain time to think.