“Cultivating silence for just five minutes a day is enough. Divide these five minutes into periods of one minute each to be practiced before your main activities of the day. When the mind is going in all directions, simply withdraw for one minute and make yourself completely present. Let go of all your worries, expectations, desires, and thoughts. Feel yourself occupying your body and focus on the emptiness between your thoughts. You can prepare the field for this minute of silence through soft, deep breaths through the nostrils. This is a magical one minute because your mind may be wherever it is, but in this moment it returns to presence.”

Sri Prem Baba