WHATEVER PATTERN YOU MAY FOLLOW, YOU SHOULD FEEL RENEWED
and refreshed every time you meditate. Doing the same thing over and over
again is not what I call habit but doing that same thing mechanically. Each
meditation should be joyful or peaceful or loving and inspiring. For this
the right attitude needs to be cultivated.
Let us distinguish between habit and creativity. Can you make any episode in
life creative and inspiring? For example, you open a scripture daily—the
Gita, the Bible or any holy book. Are you reading it mechanically just to
finish by habit?
Or are you reading that scripture today as if you are
reading it for the first time? Are you reading it with such open eyes? Is
your thinking led away by mental habits or is it very awake and conscious?
When you do daily meditation, I wouldn’t call it a habit; we call it
practice. Practice daily, but make it something very renewed and refreshing.
In each thought, in each meditation, in each meal, in each walking, in each
talking, are you making the best of it? Are you making it so creative that
each day when you sit in meditation you get up refreshed?