When you’re first getting started, meditation can feel like a mysterious and daunting task. In truth, the most important step to beginning meditation is quite simple and concrete: Just take the time to do it. Diligence in practice is important, so make quiet contemplation a part of your daily ritual. Once you get started, don’t worry if you’re doing it right or not, because there is no such thing as a wrong meditation. Just follow the instructions or quiet your thoughts as best you can and transformation will follow. Watch the video above to learn more about Deepak Chopra’s essential advice for new meditators.

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