By Joshua Weinstein
I don’t know about your headspace, but mine can race, get easily distracted, and go way too fast. The world moves and changes so quickly, and quite frankly, unless I get a dose of mindfulness on a regular basis, I become a disservice to those around me. The consequences of not slowing down and opening my eyes to what’s really important are numerous, and I gather you know they’re not good. A tech-infused remedy is meditation on tap, via an app for your mobile device called Insight Timer.
The health benefits of meditation are scientifically proven, and better yet, the app is free to download and use. There are hosted meditations of varying durations and topics, timed periods of silence concluded with your choice of ending “bells”, and a variety of ambient background sounds. There are also courses for those committed to their personal path toward enlightenment and self-realization. Those brand new to the practice, or with years of experience, will find one of the most highly rated downloadable apps, one that claims to be voted as the happiest app in the world. So, might I suggest taking three slow, deep intentional breaths and then checking out this community of meditators?