Tips for Your Meditation Practice

Eric Armstrong
3 min readMay 31, 2022

You shouldn’t NEED a mountain of patience — or discipline

When you focus on energy flows, meditation becomes a whole lot easier — and enjoyable. If you enjoy it, you do it regularly. And because you do it regularly, you reap the rewards. But if the rewards are your goal, then you need a lot of both discipline and patience — and faith, too, because there’s no way to be certain it will do you any good.

Man with arms outstretched, large red heart on his chest, energy swirling all around
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Like many of my articles, these tips began life as an email to a friend:

  1. When you wake after sleeping a while (the “first sleep” they called it, in olden days), that’s the best time to meditate. It’s quiet. You’re awake but relaxed. And you are close to the quasi-sleep state that is synonymous with deep meditation. (In fact, the whole reason for sitting to meditate is so you don’t simply fall asleep!)
  2. Focus on energy flows in your practice. Select techniques that activate them, and encourage you to be aware of them. You’ll know they’re working when they start making you happy. When you begin to experience the joy that comes from that kind of practice, you won’t need patience — or even much discipline — because the fact of the matter is that you will want to do it.
  3. For that purpose, I highly recommend Moola



Eric Armstrong

Eric Armstrong has written books on weight loss, golf, meditation, & yoga. He even builds a Yoga Meditation Bench. Turns out it’s an Ancient Tradition!