Meditation has gotten popular of the past few years and it’s easy to see why. Life has become very stressful, technology has made us increasingly distracted and addicted to that next hit of digital stimulation or social approval.
In world with so much wealth and abundance, we still see suffering, financial struggle and governments or political systems are going off the rail. They putting efforts to non-important issues and not able to fix or identify the core issues affecting many in struggle.
Our convention culture tells us to deal with these issues with retail therapy or if you don’t have enough money well that’s your fault. If your stressed out from life, watch some mindless television, play some useless games or anxiety inducing social apps.
Then comes mediations which is a resistance to all those issues above. It helps us detach from consumerism and help build a relationship with ourselves.
Meditation helps find out how our minds work but when incorporated into daily mindful practices, becomes even more effective.
Awaken is a new kind of meditation app, one that helps us connect with this goodness and with our inner wisdom. Inspired by Buddhist philosophy, each audio-guided Awaken meditation digs into the heart of our real, everyday lives, from habits to relationships, work to politics, and more. The app explore ourselves in relation to the people and institutions around us and the culture we live in.
Each practice is composed of a meditation, a contemplation with a journaling prompt, and an opportunity to share your wisdom and connect with other members. The method is intentionally designed to bring out our inner truth. First, we settle the mind with mindfulness practice. After that, we share a story or piece of wisdom and guide a contemplation that applies that wisdom to your own life, allowing you to explore what’s true for you and your own experience. Finally, sharing and connecting with each other deepens and crystallizes what we want to take away from the practice.
I really like this concept of using the app to look how we can add mindfulness into everyday living. With the strength of community support and sharing, this app is certainly push meditation in modern use.
I really encourage all of you to use this free download and discovery this for yourselves. We really appreciate your feedback below and love to hear what you thought of the app.