The same principal applies to meditation. Meditation takes us on an extraordinary journey into ourselves and the experience can be as unpredictable as it is rewarding. In order to have a fun ride and maximise flow, you’ve got to pack all the right stuff to navigate the terrain and have an effortless and awesome journey.
The biggest reason why people fall off the ‘meditation horse’ after a couple of weeks is because they didn’t prepare themselves properly. Nothing beats having an experienced teacher to show you the ropes and to have your back when the road gets a little rocky.
So to make this whole process of getting started as easy as possible, a group of young experienced meditation teachers including myself have created a new organisation called 1 Giant Mind. We are a not-for-profit, dedicated to making sure you have everything you need to become a knowledgeable self-sufficient meditator.
We have created an awesome FREE smartphone app for iPhone and Android that you can download as soon as you finish reading this post. This comes with the support and knowledge you need to build a solid regular meditation practice and take it everywhere you go.
The 1 Giant Mind ‘Learn to Meditate’ app has 3 levels of instruction that lead you through an easy and highly effective meditation technique. It can be practiced anywhere, at anytime, and will leave you feeling a lot more chilled, rested, energised, present and connected than when you started.
In the 1 Giant Mind app, I personally start you on the journey of meditation and take you step-by-step, with audio and video guidance, throughout the entire program.
There’s a comprehensive video review section available at the end of every meditation session to learn about the experiences you’re having and why you are having them.
We have a sliding timer tool so you can set your meditations to a length that suits you and a journal tool that logs your progress which you can access at any time.
At the end of the 3 level program you will have mastered the technique to practice it anywhere, anytime.
I recommend you sign up for the 1 Giant Mind newsletter and like us on Facebook to get access to our support program of weekly tips, knowledge and inspiration. This is our ongoing commitment to keep you charging in your practice. We want you to know that we’ve got your back, making sure you get your ‘med on’ and stay on the ‘meditation horse’ especially in those tough stressful times when it matters the most.
The biggest thing to remember is that meditation is a journey, not a destination. If you have no attachment to an outcome and commit to going along for the ride, what we can guarantee is your life opening up in ways you could have never imagined.
Go to: 1giantmind.org/get-app or simply search for it in the App Store or Google Play on your smartphone.
Next post I’m going to share is ‘The 4 Pillars’ of a solid meditation practice. This post will give you great knowledge and tips for getting on the meditation horse (and of course, staying on it).
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