Posted Aug 27, 2011 in Cool Shit, Tech | 0 Comments

Insight Timer for Meditation

There is nothing better than quiet meditation in the wee hours of the morning.   The sound of crickets, gentle morning breeze, and life-giving breath brings true peace.  But, let’s be honest – waking up for those wee hours is another story.   For me, there have been many more mornings spent with the snooze button than 30 minutes of seated silence.

Technology to the rescue!  An application for my android smart phone (also available to you many iphone users out there) called Insight Timer has changed my life.   This application has created a worldwide community of meditators.  No more loneliness at 5 a.m., thinking what am I doing?!   As soon as I wake up, I log into Insight Timer and see the number of people meditating at that very moment.  It is beautiful to think of all of the good vibes being sent worldwide.  I can even see if my facebook friends are meditating.  Insight Timer keeps track of my meditation record and the best part – provides meditation interval bells!  No more harsh cell phone alarm lulling me from my reverie.

What I love most about Insight Timer is the sense of community that has formed between the meditators.  People are so welcoming and send messages to one another thanking them for their presence.  This is priceless and a great way to start any day.

Thank you, Insight Timer! You have enabled this novice meditator to actually meditate.

You can check out insight timer at their website (click here). It is a free application, or you can pay $1.99 for the full version (which I highly recommend).

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