If you’re serious about creating change in your life

Brotherhood

Last Friday we had a powerful Men’s Meetup in Utrecht.
It was an experience of real authentic brotherhood.

And at the end of the Meetup, one of the guys asked me
if I had any “next steps” to take until our October Meetup.

I gave him a few, and it inspired me to give you ONE practice
that I see as the most important.
I have been doing it myself for many years now, and take it from me:

If you use this daily, I can’t begin to tell you how much you’ll benefit.
The value of this practice should not be taken lightly,
though using it will actually help you to take all of life more lightly.

What is it then?

What I’m talking about is a daily meditation practice.
A simple yet powerful practice that gives almost immediate results.

But: it’s not something that you do on your day off.
If you want to reap the benefits, this needs to be part of your every day,
like brushing your teeth.

My new little friend

I’ve been meditating for years already,
and when I found a little handy app called Headspace,
I immediately loved it.

It teaches people new to meditation how it’s done,
and for me it was a great way to come back to simplicity.

I use it every day. It works: I’m a fan. I recommend it to my friends.
And I recommend it to you because it makes meditation easy.

A free gift

As a regular Headspace user, I have the opportunity
to give away three months for free.
That means three months of unlimited access
to all their meditations and programs!

I want to share this gift with someone who’s serious
about bringing real change and goodness to his life.
I’m not just gonna throw it to the ducks.

So how do you get it?

Here are your 3 steps to a great start:

1. Leave your comment underneath the blog:
share why you want to start a daily meditation practice.
If you already have a daily practice:
What benefits have you experienced so far?

2. Download the Headspace app and sign yourself up
(your first ten days are for free).

3. After these ten days, give me a heads up.
Just send me a message and let me know you completed
your first ten days of meditation.

I’ll do step 4.
4.
If you’re the first one, you’ll receive a special code
with which you have three months unlimited access to Headspace.
If you’re not, then hey: you got started on the path of meditation.
You always win!

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your comments.
That’s the value you bring.
Happy meditating!

Roald

P.S. If you found this helpful, please share it with the people you care about. Thanks!

 

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  1. What no reaction so far? That’s unreal man! 😉

    I woke up 2 minutes after the mail was send this morning (yes that was 10 a.m., shoot me! 😉 and I figured I’d let someone else have the treat of a gentle entry to the practice of meditation. I already have a solid foundation in a specific meditation technique and I figured this app could be particularly useful for someone new to meditation.

    I’m not much for guided meditations anyway, but I did download the app and had a look.
    The fact that they offer $100 annual subscriptions says something of the confidence they have in their services.
    The introduction video in the App is quite convincing of the applicability of meditation in various fields of life.
    For me, this is a new concept, since I do believe daily practice helps me with every-situation mental flexibility (like being a black belt in mind kung-fu, and the ability to smile a lot more at messed up situations), but the idea of applying meditation to specific areas (health, relationships) suggests more of an affirmative, NLP kind of programming, which could be totally awesome. Maybe you can share some of your experience Roald?

    When it comes to motivation, here’s mine:
    – Meditation helps me find beauty in every moment
    – Meditation makes me aware of my mental state and to take distance of the always reactive nature of my mind
    – Meditation teaches me to become conscious of my body sensations and gives me the power the experience them at the deepest level
    – Meditation trains my mind in concentration and focus and makes me generally more effective in everything I do
    – Meditation serves as a mental release valve that can be used in times of stress and is a tool for becoming peaceful and relaxed, it provides a well-balanced mental health.
    – And lastly, meditation helps me to process experiences that I carry along subconsciously

    In closing; on the way back from our previous meetup I had a good talk with Tom, we ended up talking about the benefits of meditation and how it helped me through some difficult times. I had to admit that I stopped my daily practice recently due to a new job situation (requiring me to be away from home a lot). The new situation has resulted in pausing my practice, partly because of my perfectionistic nature. It’s either 2 hours a day, as I aim for, or nothing at all, as is the case at the moment. Tom pointed out that smilingly that from outside it looked pretty crazy dealing with the situation like this. I had to admit it sounded pretty dumb while telling it. 🙂
    Let’s see if I can walk the talk and just commit to a daily routine (apart from any time schedules).
    I challenge you brothers to join me and to keep each other posted of any changes that occur in the upcoming weeks. I think a collective effort will certainly help motivate ourselves, knowing you brothers are out there meditation with me.

    Peace!

    Michiel

    1. Hey Michiel, thanks for your comment. I know from experience this pitfall of either meditating for a very long time, or not at all.
      So in the spirit of challenge that you’re bringing into the conversation: I challenge you to commit to a daily meditation practice that you can actually stick to. Nothing wrong with 10 or 20 minutes a day!

      In Headspace there’s no NLP programming or anything like that. Just very simple exercises which you can apply to every area of your life. And it works 🙂

    1. Great Michel! Did you mean you already have a practice, or that you started today? In any case, good job. Keep it up!

  2. Hello

    Downloaded the app yesterdat and just did my second meditation. I’ve been meditating on and off the last couple of years. I know its a good practise but its hard to keep it up every day, even when i only meditate for just 5 minutes. My mind easily distract me to other things. But i have to say, with this app it feels easier, also beacuse you can get ‘sort of rewards’ for meditating many days in a row and stuff. Also the fact you can get buddies is a fun and motivating aspecct!!

    For me meditating gets more and more important because I want to learn to be more at peace with thoughts then rather react at the all the time. And also i want to do a few things on daily basis, a bit of physical excirses, meditation, social activity and mental education like in workkshops, therapy, books etc.

    Can i add you as buddie then Roald?

    Im gonna try and get that price in a few days now! 🙂

    1. Hi Wietse, great to hear that it feels easy for you to meditate with this app.
      And of course you can add me as a meditation buddy.
      Good luck with your first ten days!

  3. Hi Roald,

    This sounds soo tempting…just a simple 10 minutes per day. But in all honesty, I do not think that this may work for me.
    I’m spending a sound 3 minutes per day on tabata training in the morning and my kids love it. They really are attracted to dad spending some time for himself and going through this simple 3 minutes workout, because no matter when…they know when it’s taking place…and they will be there to share in on the moment you just want to do something for yourself. :-S

    Those with kids…this may sound familiar to you 🙂

    So do I see this as an option? Maybe, but it will come with more change than only going through a 10 minutes routine. And that’s probably the reason why others will benefit more from this than I will.

    So do I meditate? Some sort…I seem to have an affinity for all types of physical form who can only work properly when your mind is empty and then focussed 100% on what you are doing in that very moment.
    Maybe not exactly what you would call ‘ clear your mind’, but I feel fysically and mentally relaxed afterwards.

    But I will check out the app…you never know.

    All the best!

    Dirk

    1. Ah, I hear your troubles papa Dirk! Perhaps you should try making your “toilet breaks” longer…
      Good luck figuring this one out!

    2. Hi Dirk,

      I don’t know how old your kids are. But would it not be possible to involve your kids into the meditation experience, even if it is doing a short guided visualisation or some physical moving meditation with them?
      You might be surprised on the results.
      That is how I started my meditation habit a long time ago, with my mother.

      1. Hey Tom,

        Thanks for the tip. Indeed, something I did not consider yet…we tried to get them involved in kids yoga and my wife – as a school teacher- would like to introduce some kids meditation in her work as well…so yet another incentive to give this a try.

        Will let you know what the results are.

  4. I tried the opening meditation yesterday after years of skipping a regular meditation habit.

    Today I started my day stressed because my alarm didn’t go off. Was just on time at work, for a stressfull 10-hour day of problem solving, leaving late. Had a quick meal before going to a meeting and just got home way too late.

    Then I remembered the conversation I had with Michiel in the car:
    The moment you need meditation the most, is usually the moment you decide to drop it from your schedule because you are too busy.

    00:22 over here. Going to do my 10 minutes of meditation, then prepare for bed and another busy day tomorrow.

  5. One good way to really learn about and experience meditation is to do a longer retreat. There are two retreats that I can really recommend. One of them lasts about 7 days, the other one 10 days. They both take place in Thailand (one on the Island of Ko Phangan and the other one not so far from there on the mainland near the town of Chaiya). Although you have to travel far to do the retreat, the retreats themselves are very cheap (the one in Chaiya is only about 60 euros for 10 days; the other one is on a donation basis, but I would recommend you to pay more than 60 euros for that one, as I think it is more expensive to run). The environment there is very good for meditation due to the sounds of jungle insects and birds you hear in the morning, the buddhist culture, etc. Also it is excellent to meditate with an international group.
    Check them out on the internet:
    http://www.suanmokkh-idh.org/idh-general.html
    http://www.kowtahm.com/

    1. Thanks Ritske. Can you also share a bit about your personal experience? I’m sure that will be very appreciated!

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