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  • I have a special meditation cushion that a friend made for me out of an old corduroy shirt that I owned. I treasure it, because it has a history that goes deeper than anything I could buy in a store.

    I keep the zafu on a shelf in my kitchen, and when I'm not using it, the cats like to sleep there.

    Sometimes, in the mornings when I want to meditate, I let the cats have the zafu, and I sit on a simple folded blanket on the floor.

    The cats think this is a good compromise, and sometimes come and lie on the blanket, too.
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