By Sonia Jones
When you're first getting started, meditation can feel like a mysterious and daunting task. In truth, the most important step to beginning meditation is quite simple and concrete: Just take the time to do it. Diligence in practice is important, so make quiet contemplation a part of your daily ritual. Once you get started, don't worry if you're doing it right or not, because there is no such thing as a wrong meditation. Just follow the instructions or quiet your thoughts as best you can and transformation will follow. Watch the video above to learn more about Deepak Chopra's essential advice for new meditators.
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HuffPost's GPS for the Soul app is based on two truths about human beings. First: We all have a centered place of wisdom, harmony and balance within us. Second: We're all going to veer away from that place, again and again and again. What we need is a great course-correcting mechanism -- a GPS for the Soul -- to help us find our way back to that centered place, from which everything is possible.
Because no one knows better than you what helps you de-stress and tap into that place of peace inside yourself, it's important for you to create your very own GPS guide -- a personalized collection of whatever helps you course-correct. Email us at GPS@huffingtonpost.com and we'll set you up with your very own HuffPost blogger account to share your guide on the site. If you're already a blogger, we encourage you to upload your personal guide today. We can't wait to see what you have to share.