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Please Meditate: Create a Sacred Space for Meditation

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Does it make a difference where one meditates? Some say yes, and some say no. In my experience, creating a sacred space can be helpful in facilitating inner peace and a meditation practice, especially at first. Those who are sensitive to energies will appreciate the vibration created by making a space sacred. For example, even though I'm not religious, in my childhood I was always drawn to and in love with cathedrals, mosques, temples, and other spaces for prayer, worship, meditation, and peaceful congregation. These places were so peaceful, and I perceived a beautiful feeling in the space. It is exquisite to reserve a place exclusively for peace, and peace has a flavor that intensifies when concentrated. However, it's not necessary to depend on that space to meditate: You can take your practice wherever you go once it is established.

I consulted an expert, the Feng Shui Guy, also known as Ariel Town, to get some advice on creating a sacred space, and what that can entail. What I learned was mind expanding. Tune into our iChat here:

For more from the Feng Shui Guy, Ariel Towne, check out his new book, which I found to be a delightful guide to the inner and outer workings of energies: Serene Makeover: Inner Edition.

References:

http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/michael-cannell/cannell/your-brain-architecture

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=building-around-the-mind

http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/stress.html/#stressnoise

http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/fight-or-flight/

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress/SR00001

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