Readers write in and ask, “How do I start a regular routine of meditation?

I am no expert believe you me, but here are a few suggestions. I am a firm believer that one of the best ways to meditate is to simply go fro a stroll, saunter, or walk around a block.

  1. Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
  2. Sit in a comfortable position, either on the floor or in a chair.
  3. Close your eyes and relax your body.
  4. Focus on your breath. Notice the feeling of the air as it enters and leaves your body.
  5. If your mind wanders, gently bring it back to your breath.
  6. Continue meditating for as long as you like.

Here are some additional tips for meditating:

  • Start with short meditations, such as 5 or 10 minutes. As you get more comfortable with meditation, you can gradually increase the length of your sessions.
  • Don’t be discouraged if your mind wanders. It’s perfectly normal for your mind to wander during meditation. Just gently bring your attention back to your breath.
  • Be patient with yourself. Meditation takes practice. The more you meditate, the better you will become at it.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Webb,

    When I had prostate cancer 14 years ago the spots were so close to the urinary tract any treatment was almost certain to lead to a diaper permanently. So I decided to get over it naturally by taking up meditation & shifting to a ketogenic diet. In 3 months the cancer was gone.

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