Creating and maintaining a daily meditation routine is a gentle way to come to understand oneself more fully and, by extension, how to be more comfortable, present, and effective in our internal and external universes.
In our worlds of hurry and competition, it can be easy to lose track of the importance of turning inward. We often value the wisdom and insight of others above that available within our own consciousness. Taking a few minutes a day to quiet the mind can have tremendous impact on our psychology and our physiology. Those few moments of stillness can provide access to the quiet whispers of the mind that provide clarity, insight, and direction.
Many find physical activities to be integral to creating a daily routine as better physical health lends itself to greater mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Finding balance with physical activities is also important. Your body can look amazing and everyone else will think you are healthy, but if you are out of balance, you are less effective on impacting what's within you and what impacts you from the outside.