Meditation, a path to peace – Jet Set Magazine (Fall 2006)

“Meditation? Not for me. I’m way too stressed out. I can’t sit still for more than two seconds!”
This is the common reaction from most people when I suggest that meditation might be good for them.

My mother introduced me to the practice as a child. I would observe, and sometimes interrupt, her early morning sit. In order to curb any distracting behavior, she would hand me a large quartz gemstone and would ask me to hold it in my lap and be still. Awed by the many crystal facets and energetic properties of the stone, I became interested in the tranquil power and magic of peaceful sitting…