You tried your best.
You focused on your breath, trying not to think. But you didn’t last long.
Thoughts constantly disrupted your concentration.
After a few tries, you finally gave up. It’s too difficult.
Every time when you try to meditate again you must force yourself.
It’s not fun at all. Maybe meditation is just for the Dalai Lama and a bunch of Zen masters. At least that’s what you think.
The example above is common. It describes one of many misunderstandings one can have about meditation.
And meditation isn’t the only practice riddled with misunderstandings and ineffective training techniques.
That’s why I created this website: To gather the most helpful tips and techniques I can find.
I write about meditation, visualization, and relaxation techniques. Sometimes I throw general advice about joyful living into the blender as well 😊
As a teenager, I was curious about Eastern teachings like Buddhism, Taoism, and Zen. That’s why I bought the book “The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are” by Alan Watts.
At the time I didn’t understand everything I read, but it introduced me to meditation and the general concepts of mind mastery.
But no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t meditate. The constant stream of thoughts in my mind frustrated me.
So, I finally gave up.
It took me years to discover that my thoughts aren’t my enemy. I just needed to watch them carefully without judgement.
A few years later, I had a defining moment in my meditation practice.
Suddenly, I had a feeling of very deep inner peace. And everything I looked at felt like I saw it for the first time in my life. Everything felt very alive and full of playful energy. This lasted the entire day.
But enough about me.
This website isn’t about me.
This website is for you.
It’s my mission to provide you with the most effective techniques. Hopefully, they will be just as effective for you 😉
Use the search function of my website before you contact me. Often the answer to questions I receive is already in one of my articles.
If that is not the case, you can contact me at [email protected].
But please note that I can’t answer every email anymore. Lately I receive a lot of emails. I will at least read your email though.
You can also reach out to me via Facebook. I read every Facebook comment and try to reply as often as time allows.