Spending 10-15 minutes each day in silence can boost mental, physical, and spiritual health. While reading quietly and praying are both valuable tools, quiet time involves simply sitting and focusing on nothing, or on something small enough to capture our full attention, like the flame of a candle. The goal is to keep your brain relatively still. You can do this by focusing on your breath, or by repeating a mantra. If you wander off to your shopping or to-do lists – and you will! – gently bring yourself back. They call meditation a “practice” because no one ever gets it perfected! It is in the pursuit that we find the rewards.