“They” say that the best way to learn something is to teach it. Teaching make you an expert on the very subject you are choosing to teach. I felt that way at the end of each semester when I was a psychology professor. By the end of the semester I knew more about the subject I had just finished teaching than I did when the semester started. To bolster your meditation practice and to share the gift of meditation with another, I want you to teach it to someone. Now before you object that you are just a beginner and don’t really know what you are doing, I assure you, you know more than you think you do, and you certainly know more than someone who has never tried meditating. Today, approach someone whom you think would enjoy a meditation practice and tell her you would like to teach her how to meditate. Share with her how you started meditating and what your practice is like. If you are unsure how to teach her, simply go back to the beginning of this journey and review the days when I taught you. It’s okay to use this book as a guide. Spend some time guiding your friend through her first meditation and is so doing you will strengthen your meditation muscle without even trying.
Adapted from Mindful Bites – Joyful Life: 365 Days of Mindful Eating. Available in bookstores everywhere.