A 10-step guide to starting your own spiritual practice. (No church required.)

via Wikimedia Commons
via Wikimedia Commons

1. Meditate.

Learn a formal way of meditating, or be contemplative in nature, alone, at work, or at home.

The benefits of meditation are well-known and it’s not as difficult as you might think. The keys: staying on the mantra and remembering to breathe. Have you tried it before and struggled? For an easy-to-follow 10-step guide, see my story here. I’ve also found the Headspace app, which takes you through several “guided” meditations, to be very helpful and a great way to start a meditation practice. The initial download is free.

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