Most writing on spiritual practice focuses on \”On the Cushion\” time. That\’s the practice, but without putting practice into practice, it\’s wasted. It is easier to find calm in a quiet room, so start there. But unless I can keep at least some of that calm through my work in the world, I start my practice from the same place each time. So I still sit in meditation, typically two half-hour periods per day. But in many ways, the real practice comes in the time off the cushion.