It is very important as a beginner that you understand right from the start that meditation is about befriending your thinking. It’s about holding your thinking gently in awareness, no matter what is on your mind in a particular moment.

When the spring bloom comes, does it start on the hilltops or down in the valleys? Growth begins first in the low places. If you remain humble, then there is the possibility to keep learning.

You will learn that meditation is quite natural. Simply directing your attention in a careful, considered way is the beginning.

Every day is a new opportunity to begin again. Every day is your birthday.