Meditation During Tough Times?

I’m often asked, “When is a good time to learn meditation?”

I’ve noticed something interesting.  When times are good, people seem to be more receptive, more interested, more eager to try meditation.  When times are tough, people seem to be more hesitant – perhaps it is based in their feeling that their lifestyle is more “threatened” and/or feel that meditation is a “luxury” that should be curtailed during a challenging time.

While I understand the logic, I believe it is a trend that needs to be addressed – and reversed!  While I’m quick to point out that meditation is a gift to yourself, it is anything but a luxury and is time well spent, even in rough times. Easy for me to say, right?  Well, please read on.

I acknowledge that each person’s perception is based on individual circumstances. If you feel like you’re struggling to survive, adding meditation to your daily agenda may seem like a poor use of your time.

In reality, introducing meditation to your routine during a rough time can actually help you put things in perspective and give you the momentum to improve your circumstances and move forward. It can help reduce the physical effects of stress and calm your mind. It’s a net plus in any case.

Of course there is a learning curve and that can be hard when every day is stressful. So the best time to start learning is …. NOW! If you have already established a daily meditation routine, which is arguably easier to do when times are good, then keep going when things get tough and you’ll pull through that much faster. The point is, there is never a bad time to start. So start!

. . .keep going when things get tough and you’ll pull through that much faster.


As I’ve said before, Humanist Meditation and the work I am doing provides me with so much JOY – I want you to experience this joy in your life as well – through good times and bad!

To your well-being,


If you have been curious at all about exploring Humanist Meditation and the unique ways it helps people in their daily lives, please join me for one of our FREE Saturday sessions – currently being held via Zoom.  These sessions are different in that I provide a guided meditation, but also offer tips for better meditation and we have interactive discussion (optional participation) about current topics and the Humanist philosophy.  It’s a great way to become familiar with the practice!

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