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How to meditate for those who don’t know how but want to.

meditation by Sebastien Wiertz
meditation by Sebastien Wiertz


The title of this post is a bit misleading, because I’m not actually going to tell you how.  But I am going to tell you about a book and a person who can teach you and guide you to this.  Even online, even right now.

As you may know I’m a big fan of meditation.  I do it pretty much every morning.  It’s built into our family’s morning rituals.  Typically I get my cup of hot cocoa and head out to my studio for anywhere between 5 – 30 minutes while my husband makes the kids breakfast.  Then I come back in and help get the kids ready for preschool.  It’s pretty rare that I only have five minutes, usually it’s longer, but that’s how essential this practice is to me.  If I only have five minutes, I take it.  And if I don’t get it, even for that five minutes I feel funny.  It’s how I reset myself and begin a new day with my own energy collected, intact and protected.

 One of the best analogies I ever heard for meditation was by intuitive Sonia Choquette.  She likened it to plugging in your cell phone.  “You wouldn’t just expect your cell phone to run and run without every being charged,” she said.  So don’t expect yourself to either.

Meditation is where you plug in and recharge with the world outside of your physical space.  It’s the refill for your spirit and soul.   It has so many benefits on so many levels that I’m not even going to begin listing them.  No matter who you are you’ve already heard that meditation is good for you.

But if you’re new to it, you may not know where to start.

Over the years depending on their life circumstances I’ve counseled various clients to begin or strengthen their own mediation practice.  But I’ve never had a good, easy, fail-proof book to recommend on the practice, especially for those who are new to it.

Until now.

Enter Opening to Meditation by Diana Lang.

It’s like meditation for the lay person.  Broken down into something that anyone can understand while still being true to the practice.

But even the seasoned practitioner can pick up on the fact that this book is basically a written meditation.  I was a third of the way through it when I had to put the book down to mediate myself, the pull was that strong.

Just the vibe, language, and movement of the book alone drew me deep into mediation.  Now that’s a good book to have on hand.

Meditation Diana Lang Aimee Cartier BlogSometimes I pick this book up and bit in the evenings when I’m settling into cozy time and I know I could benefit from doing a little extra mediation.  It puts me right in the mood.

The book also includes downloadable guided mediations.  And even better, even if you don’t have the book you can go directly to Diana Lang’s website click on “Meditate Now” and

listen to a few on your own.  She has meditations of various lengths on her website, ready for your listening and meditating pleasure.  Bookmark them and let her guide you through it if you’re new to the process.  It’s a great beginner tool from someone who obviously imbibes the practice.

Thanks New World Library for sending it along my way.



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