Will Meditation Apps Help You To Meditate More?

Will Meditation Apps Help You To Meditate More?


Will meditation apps help you meditate
more? The answer is yes and no. It depends on how you use it and what frame of mind
you approach it from. Yes it helps because meditation apps like meditation
books, videos, audios, and talks help you learn more about meditation and they
will teach you how to meditate, but if you become addicted to them or depend on
them to remind you to be mindful or calm your mind on a regular basis, then it
defeats the purpose. All these resources should only be used as an engine to
introduce you to the spiritual world not as an engine to carry you on its power
all the time. Real transformation happens to you when you unplug. At least that’s
how it happened for me. For a few years, I was reading about it and listening to
guided meditation trying to understand it logically, but until I unplugged
myself and tried to practice everything that I had learned in action, not much of
transformation happened in my life. Now I don’t need any apps or anything else to
remind me to be mindful or to calm my mind. Of course stress, anxiety, fear, worry, sadness appear in my mind all the time, but they disappear as soon as I
acknowledge them without the help of apps, gadgets, or any guided words. That is the
power of meditation once you learn how to do it. The other downside to using
apps is that there are so many different apps and so many ways to meditate with
different promises, and you are naturally inclined to test three
or four or more of them because you are curious about them and want to know
which one will work better for you. You’ll find one better than than the other;
you’ll compare them and spend more time with your device which consumes your
energy on the other side of what you wanted to achieve in the first place. So
by using apps, gadgets, or other resources you are on the right path to learn the
craft, but by becoming dependent on them you will defeat the purpose. A better way
to get the noticeable benefit and feel the subtle transformation in your life
is to unplug yourself from everything and just keep practicing even if you’re
not doing it 100% right or you may think you’re not doing it right because that
is the only way to get a deep level of relaxation and an opportunity to play
with your expanded imagination, and that is when you get in touch with your
higher self. So, shut off your apps and try to unplug yourself the next time you
want to meditate and see what happens and please make sure to let me know if
it helped you. This is a wrap for me. I am Farima Joya, founder of Spiritual
Alchemy and teacher of Maui Meditation Dance Class. Until next time; Aloha