Find an item that represents nature, e.g., flowers from your garden, seashells from a beach walk, or rocks that you collected with your children. Add something that symbolizes love; this could be a photograph of a loved one, a special object that you associate with love, or a rose quartz crystal, commonly thought of as the heart stone. To honor your family, you could add a picture, a child’s drawing, or anything else that evokes gratitude for the VIPs in your life. Last, but not least, you may want to involve something that has spiritual meaning for you.
Another approach for choosing the right items includes allowing your 5 senses to guide you. For sense of smell, add a flower, a dried lavender sachet, aromatherapy oil, or some incense. For sense of sound, play relaxing meditation music, ring a singing bowl or bell, or listen to the gentle resonance of a rain stick when you begin your practice. For sense of touch, have a soft blanket at hand. You may skip sense of taste, or perhaps place a piece of fruit that’s pleasant to look at in your space. Adding to sense of sight, find a piece of art, a photograph, or a candle to complete your set-up.
If you have children, you may want to invite them to pick one item special for them to place in your meditation corner. This will help them feel included, and bring joy to your heart when you meditate.