When most people, me included a couple of years back, heard about meditation, it instantly sparked pictures of Tibetan monks in deep trance expanding their consciousness and getting behind the secrets of existence.
And although meditation can be used for that, and that’s not something entirely uninteresting, meditation is first and foremost an exercise to learn to calm and control your mind, which in my opinion, we desperately need especially in western societies since we are being bombarded with external stimuli of all kind and almost drown in emotions we seem to can’t control.
Stripping away it’s spiritual heritage, meditation has a lot of concrete benefits that have been proven through scientific studies. In a broad stroke, daily meditation will decrease stress and get you back into emotional equilibrium.
In more detail, it decreases anxiety and depression and increases focus and creativity. It lowers blood pressure and eases pain such as headaches. It decreases insomnia and increases your immune system as a whole, just to name a few.
This is a lot of amazing benefits for just 20 minutes of daily meditation. That’s why I made meditation the most fundamental corner stone in the Sex God Project. If you do just one thing to stop watching porn and/or become a Sex God, my advice is to start meditation today.
Additionally to all the above benefits, not only will meditation help you to master willpower, which is the most essential factor in stopping to watch porn, but furthermore it will quite your mind and bring you back into the here and now, into your body, which is the starting point for amazing sexual experiences.
Maybe I don’t need to convince you that daily meditation practice will probably be the best investment into your future. Maybe you have tried to meditate in the past and failed. I hear you. I have been there a couple of years back and although I always wanted to meditate and get all the benefits, I always failed.
Especially at the beginning, meditation practice can be quite cumbersome when you do it on your own. Thank god we life in the 21st century, so there is an app for that and it’s called Headspace.
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I tried different approaches to practice meditation and integrate it into my day to day routine but nothing seemed to work for me until I stumbled upon Headspace. I have been using the app for a couple of months now and I have become such a fan that I just recommend it to simply everyone.
It’s an app that basically offers guided meditation sessions recorded by Andy Puddycombe, who studied meditation in the Himalayas for 10 years. He truly is an expert on the topic and makes your journey easy and fun.
After you downloaded the app, you get the first 10 days for free starting with 10 minutes sessions a day. After that, it’s a subscription model. You can find more information on the different plans here. But I can assure you that it will be one of the best investments you will make in your life and the foundation pack perfectly complements the 28 Days No PMO Challenge.
After that, you can keep exploring different packs with a focus on different themes such as stress, anxiety, relationships, creativity, focus and many more. It even offers single sessions where you can turn daily activities such as cooking, walking or exercising into meditation plus it offers SOS sessions meant for mini-meltdowns. I can definitely recommend these for moments when you are about to give in to porn and relapse.
Another great part of Headspace is that for every 30-days-streak of meditation, you’ll get a coupon code for one month of free Headspace that you can give away to someone else. So I thought that I’ll give my coupon codes to one of you guys every month. All you have to do to qualify yourself for one, is to subscribe to my newsletter, either on the right site of this page or here, and I’ll let you know when it’s time to give away a new code.
Just like everything else, especially if you haven’t cultivated or trained your mind before, it can be difficult at the beginning. But Andy does a great job leading you through the exercises. All you have to do is to sit down for 10 to 20 minutes everyday and follow Andy’s voice, everything else will fall into place over time.
This brings me right to one of the questions I struggled with the most: „When is the best time to meditate?“ I experimented with that a bit and I found that the sooner in the day you do your meditation exercise the more successful you’ll be in the long run. By now, the first thing I do in the morning is to get up, open the window, take a piss, have a glass of water and then meditate for 20 minutes.
Right after getting up, you’ll have the most willpower. The later it gets in the day, the more difficult it will be to sit down and do the exercise, especially at the beginning. At first I couldn’t image to meditate right after getting up because I was used to check e-mail and Facebook first. I also thought I’d fall asleep again or couldn’t get myself to it with an empty stomach but I was wrong.
I might have had to drag myself to do it the first couple of days but it got easier and easier over time and by now I can’t imagine a different start in the day. It’s a great feeling to have something accomplished that early in the day plus meditation also sets the mood for the rest of the day – which is a focused and calm one.
If you have any other question regarding meditation, please feel free to ask them in the comment section below. Other than that, meet you in the now!