A friend who I met through HE recently told me a story about a question the Dalai Lama was asked by a reporter.
It was something along the lines of: “How are you able to fit in daily meditation with such a busy schedule?”
The Dalai Lama smiled and replied that on normal days, he meditates for 1 hour in the morning. He then smiled even bigger and said that on extremely busy days, he meditates for 2 hours in the morning.
How delightfully contradictory! At least at first thought.
It’s easy for us to rationalize that we don’t have time for practices like meditation and exercise.
This is like saying we don’t have time to drink water because we’re late for a marathon, or gas in our car because we’re late for a roadtrip.
Meditation centers us, allowing us to spend the rest of the day more efficiently, lovingly and pleasurably.
These centering practices is worth the relatively small amount of time it requires, no matter what the schedule.
Just something to keep in mind :)