Let me ask you this first:
- When’s the best time to ask the lovely woman in your life to marry you?
- When’s the best time to say yes to the Christian Grey in your life?
- When’s the best time to ask for that raise, promotion, transfer, time off?
NOW. Now is always the best time.
But if you want to schedule your Meditation time, as I do, the morning is best. 20 minutes, give or take. Less than 15 minutes is okay, but over 15 the relaxation and clarity will generally stay with you longer.
That said, I Meditate at night. I just don’t do anything according to the Official Rules of Meditation! Hey, my wife takes a bath 3-4 nights a week, and the dogs like to hang with her when she does. PERFECT! I go back to my Meditation room, lay down (usually), and go at it. Another way to look at it is this way? When’s the best time to work out? The best choreographed response is “now”, the second best is in the morning, but I work out at noon? Why is that? I have a very, very well thought out scientific reason: that’s the only time my personal trainer (Cathryn Marshall) is available on the days I train.
So if you get some snob who lifts their nose at your night-time Meditation, just look at them straight in the eye and say: “With as ugly as you are, you better do something in the morning to take the bite out of that face!” Then run like hell. Namaste from Alpharetta, GA.