It is 10:54 p.m. on Sunday evening. And there are 381 people around the world meditating with Insight Timer.
Insight Timer is an app you can get on your iPhone or Android. This app is an incredible meditation tool. It offers a meditation timer, guided meditation, local meditation groups and a map documenting meditation activity across the globe.
What I find most fascinating about this app is the map cataloging all the people meditating across the world. On the map there are small yellow points representing meditators. If you click on the yellow point you can see how long the meditator has been practicing. What is really unreal – I could be meditating in Kansas City while Josef from Austria is meditating. To me, this reinforces that you and me are never alone in our journey for mindfulness.
The Insight Timer has found a way to map what you cannot see.
The Insight Timer can also connect you with local meditation resources. There is a tab to help you locate groups in your city. You can even see who is meditating in your city and how many hours ago they meditated!
The Mindful Monday exercise of the day – Download the app. (https://insighttimer.com) Try one of the guided mediations. (The five-minute meditations are great to do during your busy workday. It is a good way to restart.)
Today, let technology be more than a distraction. Let it connect you with the mindful tribe around you. Let it bring peace to your day. And remember you are never alone.