Are You Worried Meditation is a Waste of Time?
No Problem is an online meditation course that will work better than everything else you've tried (don't lie to me: I know it's a long list)
What You'll Get Out of
A meditation practice that is not a waste of time.
When you sit down to meditation, you will understand that you are doing something productive. Even if you can't post pictures on Instagram (but hey, who said you can't?)
Specific reasons for practicing.
You'll understand why you're practicing. What specifically you're trying to accomplish. The difference between good practice and bad practice.
A handful of useful tools that will allow you to sit with whatever's going on in your mind.
No matter what comes up during your practice, whether it's boredom, mind-wandering, stress, sadness, whatever, you'll understand how to let it come and let it go.
The ability to accept yourself as you are.
Even if you're horrible at meditation, and can't stay in the present moment for two seconds, you'll learn how to be OK with this.
(I could go on and on and on, but really, this is a short meditation course we're talking about here.)
Look, I know how frustrating meditation can be.
Meditation seems like a good idea, right? (That's what you've heard, anyway.)
BUT, when you've tried it, it hasn't worked out so well for you.
Some skills are concrete. You know when you're making progress, and when you're not. You can post a photo of a handstand on Instagram, and everyone can see that yeah, you can do it.
Meditation, obviously, is not like this.
Still, you're wondering. Could it help me?
Yes, meditation can help you.
I'm not going to list all the benefits of meditation. I'm sure you've read those elsewhere.
I will tell you that meditation is not out of your reach. The problem is that you've been approaching it the wrong way.
You see, your inability to stay in the present moment is totally normal. This is just how the human mind works.
The point of meditation is not to force yourself to stay present. Instead, the point is to accept whatever's happening. And if what's happening is that you're not present, that's exactly where you need to be.
This is weird and paradoxical, and that's why it's fun.
I've Been Through This Myself
My name's Michael
I’m a classical musician, and I started meditating to deal with depression and anxiety. Yeah, that tends to happen to classical musicians. Go figure.
When I started meditating, I couldn’t sit still for 5 minutes. Now, I can sit for 2 hours without moving a muscle. Don’t you wish you could do that?
You can figure this out. I'll show you what I learned. (Hint: they told you that you needed to relax, but that's a lie. You need to accept your restlessness as it is)
I want you to have a way of meditating that works for you.
What's Included in No Problem
This course based on my personal experiences as a meditator. It is a self-paced meditation course, so you can spend as much time as you need on each lesson. You may repeat the meditations over and over again, and you will learn more about yourself each time you do them.
You play them whenever and wherever you'd like: on a cushion, lying on your bed, sitting on a park bench, on the toilet, or wherever is comfortable for you.
- 1Being OK with your breathing
- 2Being aware of the whole body
- 3Just sitting with no specific purpose
- 4Relaxing intentionally
- 5Letting the body move
5 Guided Meditations
These cover five different aspects of learning to sit comfortably with yourself. Different people click more with different types of meditations, so you will find something that works for you.
Accompanying Video Lessons
I will explain the concepts before you try applying them. This will give you some footing before you go in, so you have an idea of what to expect.
Music Synchronized with the Meditations
The music will gently prompt reactions in you. I played the music while listening to my own voice, so what you're hearing is the product of my own meditation. In this way, I'm holding your hand through the process. Creepy.
Ready to Sign Up for No Problem?
WHAT YOU GET
* individual results may vary
Immediate access to the self-paced course.
Here are some awesome things people have said about me
I actually liked this more than I expected to. It was a good meditation for people who are slightly weirded out by meditation, if that makes sense. It didn't feel like I needed to have some kind of profound spiritual awakening. I just paid a little more attention to my body and my breathing than I normally do. And it didn't seem long at all. The time flew by.
I usually don't like guided meditations, because they're always trying to tell me what to do, or trying to tell me how to visualize something, which to me feels like even more distracting from myself. So, it was good because all the pressure's off, like just sit here and notice this. There's no way to do it wrong. With other ones that I've done, where there are visualizations, I get lost, like "oh no, I forgot to visualize the river, and now I'm in the grass still!" But, it's not like that with yours. You just are where you are.
I did your guided meditation this morning. Thank you.
I woke up feeling unsettled this morning after a weekend of rioting in my smallish city while I was out of town, and me feeling like the world doesn’t make a lot of sense right now. It doesn’t have to. But sometimes, the chaos out there is interpreted as chaos internally and feels like it is part of our own identity. Your meditation was excellent for helping me just be and get grounded today.
Vacuous prattle. This cat plays people not piano. If you ever have to go on the road and play seven nights a week to earn a living for your family all this psychobabble will be a personal embarrassment.
One of my admirers on Instagram
Just do it. Come on.
Let's be clear: No Problem isn't for everyone.
This isn't a meditation app. It's a short meditation course designed to help you work through some of the basic difficulties that beginners face. Namely, how to allow yourself to experience what you're experiencing, without immediately jumping to the conclusion that you're bad at meditation and that it's not for you.
What you will get nowhere else is my special personality. That's what makes it unique.
Dan Harris (10% Happier) is an ABC news anchor. He knows how to appeal to the mainstream. I, however, have no clue how to appeal to the mainstream. So, if you want something that speaks to the masses, I'm not for you.
I have no interest in convincing skeptics. I'm not the guy who will quote neuroscience research to help assuage your doubts. I'm the guy who, on a whim, deleted HALF of his mailing list this week because he had a hunch they weren't fully on board with his style of communication. That's how allergic I am to being put in the role of having to convince anyone of anything.
I'm not competing with Headspace. Headspace seems to appeal to people who are all about "tackling goals" or who want to "nail a key presentation" (hey, those are direct quotes from their website). That might be right for some people. I'm not judging it.
But, I am about doom and gloom, not smiling cartoon characters. My premise is that life sucks, and rather than try to fix that, you should relax into it and try to have a sense of humor about it.
If so, click the button. You know you want to.