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App: Insight Timer, Meditation

I found out that a lot of leaders meditate the moment they wake up, in the middle of a busy day and then before they go to bed. This could be a good thing to help dispel the myth that when you meditate, you are a Zen Master, Yoda-wannabe, Buddhist, a Monk, a Vegetarian, CalmAss Lame Crazy Person or living in the mountain (with WIFI and Facebook).

I am sure Steve Jobs eats meat (I think), Marc Benioff does not live in the mountain and Oprah Winfrey is no offspring of Yoda. I don't think Cameron Diaz is nuts.

Meditation is not woo-woo-woo. It's just spending a couple of minutes of your day thinking about things and not letting them sweep you away. It's just like how you can sit there and then the thought of dinner starts stressing you out...and then you mentally kinda say 'Oh, hello. It's you. Again. Disappear, I am with ME right now, deal with ya later, bye'. And you have to see it in your mind's eye, it is disappearing or locked away for later or just Iron Man smashing it into smithereens. Whatever floats your boat, man.

Anyway, I don't have the skill and patience to meditate for hours everyday but I DO have an app that makes meditation feel less lonely.

You can set how long you want to sit around and do absolutely nothing. I am a little lame, I go for 5 minutes to 7 minutes. I managed to complete 10 minutes once. But what I really like is that it has a community. It says that 'you just meditated with 354 people' from all over the world.

What sucks is that you can see things like 'Jenny from Perth is meditating for 55 minutes, 6 minutes left', 'Ben from Kansas City is meditating for 80 minutes, 2 minutes left' or 'Henry from Norway is meditating for 65 minutes, 1 minute left'.

It makes my 5 minutes (which I am sure is appearing on someone's screen somewhere - LOL) a really small dragon trying to fly. But let me just add that I always try too look at those who are doing more time than me as motivation to do more minutes.

I try, OK, I try. I hope to go for the 10 minutes again real soon and I hope it won't make me mentally itch too much like the last time.

Happy Sunday, people,
Lotsa love coming your way,


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