Silence and contemplative practices have been a part of every culture and every religion since the beginning of time. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to meditate. We welcome you to practice whatever form of meditation or mindfulness is best for you.
If you need help entering the silence, you can read our tips below, investigate our site for articles, research and other information, ask your City Silence host for ideas, and/or download guided meditations and journeys to download into your digital device.
i. Become quiet and comfortable, relaxed and alert.
ii. Bring your attention to the present moment and wonder at the world around you. See if you can enter a state of "not knowing" or allow yourself to pretend you are experiencing things with a fresh set of eyes.
iii. Step out of your everyday 'story' and things you have to do that day - and step into a sense of mystery to the present moment.
iv. Become aware of the breath and really savor the physical sensations of each breath moving in and out of your body. Allow you attention to rest gently on awareness of the breath.