Shin Mei Spiritual Centre

Sit Spot

What is a “Sit Spot”? Simply, it’s a favorite place in nature where you go sit. Regularly.

Why? It is a way to slow down, quiet the mind, and connect with the natural world—the “more than human beings.”

Set your intention to let go of the chatter inside your head and be in the moment. Turn off your phone.

Choose a comfortable place in your backyard, or nearby park, where you will go frequently. The closer the better—it’s more likely you’ll get there often. By returning to the same location, you will notice small changes—in the appearance of the flora and fauna, the smell of the air.

Once you’ve selected your “Sit Spot,” do that. Sit. Commit to just sitting and “being” for 20 to 30 minutes. Notice what you observe around you, and within yourself. You don’t need an agenda or an assignment—just allow yourself to “be.” If your mind wanders, just nudge it back to the present and focus on your senses. What do you see around you? What aromas do you notice? What textures can you touch?

Notice: How is your sit spot different today from the last time you were here?