But if it is not possible, then do it any time, any place. But if you can create a place, a special place – a small temple, a corner in the home where you can meditate every day – then don’t use that corner for any other purpose, because every purpose has its own vibrations. Then use that corner only for meditation and nothing else. Then the corner will become charged, and the corner will wait for you every day. That corner will be helpful for you – every day the milieu will create a particular vibration for you, a particular atmosphere in which you can more easily go deeper and deeper.
That’s the reason temples, churches, mosques were created – just to have a place for only prayer and meditation. And if you can chose a regular time it will be very helpful, because your body, your mind is a mechanism. If you take your lunch at a particular time every day your body starts crying for food.
And sometimes, you can even play tricks on it. If you take your lunch at one o’clock and the clock says now it is one o’clock and the clock is not right – it is only twelve or eleven – you look at the clock and it says one, suddenly you feel hunger. Your body is a mechanism. Your mind is also a mechanism.
Meditate every day in the same place at the same time, and you will create a hunger within your body and mind. Every day at that particular time your body and mind will ask you – they will actually cry to go into meditation. It will be helpful.
A space is created within you that becomes a hunger, a thirst. In the beginning it is very good… Unless you come to the point where meditation has become natural and you can meditate anywhere in any place at any time – up to that moment, use these sources of body and mind mechanism as a help.
Fourthly: this meditation is chaotic because catharsis is needed. It will be difficult for you – you will feel awkward, embarrassed. Back in your family, your neighborhood you may think, “How can I scream and go mad? What will people think?”
Don’t be too concerned with what people think – because if you are too concerned with people and what they think, you will never transform yourself. Then you are just a slave of people’s opinion. Then they will not allow you to move in any way beyond them. They can allow you only to be just like them, never different from them.
Once you think of transforming yourself, remember now, you are going beyond the crowd, beyond the society. And there is no other way. If you are interested in transforming yourself you are going beyond the crowd mind, the collective mind.
But this is only a problem in the beginning. If you go on doing your meditation, without being worried about what people say, at the most people can say that you have gone mad – and they are not wrong! You are going mad! You are using madness as a method.
But if you can continue for at least three months they will start seeing differences in you: something new is happening. Wait for three months and they will have to change their opinion, and they will have to come to you for advice because they are also mad… And you are now becoming saner, the madness is disappearing.