The Duke of Sussex is following his wife’s lead and meditates daily.
The Duke chatted with a 69-year-old Buddhist monk during an outing with his wife Meghan Markle in Birkenhead on Monday, who gave him a copy of the book 8 Steps to Happiness after Harry told him he meditates every day.
Meghan opened up in a post from 2015 on her former lifestyle blog The Tig about her experience with meditation.
“Last week marked the one-year anniversary of my relationship with meditation, something I found endlessly daunting at first (the thoughts, the distractions, the boredom of it), but soon became the quietude that rocked my world,” she wrote. “I can’t put my finger on the why or the how, but I will tell you this much, for me…I am just happier. And meditation has much to do with that. I urge you to give it a shot. The worst thing that can happen is that you gave yourself ten minutes of quiet in an endlessly loud world. Shhhhh……it feels good.”
She even invited her meditation instructor, Light Watkins, to offer some tips. Meghan met Watkins through a friend during her time on Suits and participated in a private meditation session over the course of four days.
“I took her through it and she had wonderful experiences. She really appreciated the training and getting the structure. And then I think we connected a couple times. She just kind of checked in and said, ‘Hey, things went well. I’m meditating every day twice a day—it’s wonderful. Once in the morning for 20 minutes, once in the afternoon for 20 minutes.’”-Watkins told InStyle.
Now it also seems that Harry is benefiting from the self-care practice.