The Novice meditator is pretty easy to identify, because for the most part, they’re just starting out with meditation. It’s the very beginning of The Meditative Path.
Other key aspects of this stage might include:
- You’re not only seeking a way to learn how to meditate, but how to make this a consistent practice.
- There might also be some fear, uncertainty, or doubt around it as well, particularly around techniques and how meditation can fit into your busy life.
- There will be plenty of misconceptions and lack of knowledge and experience, because you’re new to this.
- It’s possible some novices will have dabbled with meditation before, know a thing or two from past experiences or research, or even practice meditation already (though very inconsistently).
No matter what, there’s a sense of just starting out and getting familiar with meditation that unites all novices in this phase of practice.