Find the Right Place
You do not need to dedicate a whole room to meditating. If you have
luxury, great. Be creative when it comes to finding that spot. It might
be a forgotten corner in your bedroom or other room, by giving it your
attention it can become a great place to sit and go within. It might be as
simple as choosing a favorite chair that you love sitting in. It might
be a 'space' that you create with a divider screen in a room in your
house. The main thing is that you want it to be inviting and a place
that you love to retreat to.
It is recommended that the place is quiet and away from the daily noises.
The Look & Feel of the Meditation Room
If you are dedicating a room to meditation you might want to empty it
of all furniture and things, if there are any. Like a painter it is a
exciting to start a blank canvas and create you sanctuary as you go,
step by step. Think about what you like. What pulls you within? What
make your feel to go within? What inspires you to meditate more? How do I
want to feel in this room?
Do you like your space to be light or dark? Feeling like a cocoon or light and open?
Do you need vibrant and bright colors around you and have it feel opulant or do you need it to be white and austere?
What do you like to sit on? a chair, a cushion, a meditation stool?
What picture inspires you? Maybe something of nature? A Saint, a master/teacher? A inspirational quote?
Maybe you have a book that inspires you spiritually at the moment.
A candle or low lighting always adds to the feeling of going within.
A meditation room that is free from mess and clutter and carries simplicity is a quiet place.
that you might want to change the look and feel of your meditation room
often, and indeed you should change it often. The reason being as you
transform, grow and change from within you want to match the change on
the outside. So there will be times you need zen like simplicity and
other times you might need an opulant colorful place to be.
Add a Devotional Space
I personally like to add a devotional space to my meditation room. I
call it my alter. In the past I have used a bookshelf, a plank on 2
bricks, a side table and sometimes I created it just on the floor. I
love putting beautiful pictures on there, a Buddha as I feel pulled to
go within when I look at one, some candles and some flowers. I also put
quotes of inspiration on it, whatever I need for that week to be
reminded of to keep going.
I like to change my alter regularly in order to keep it alive and fresh and feel inspired when I walk into my meditation room.
I have added a few pictures of alters and devotional spaces for your inspiration!