By Waking Up Course, LLC
This practice helped me to clarify who I am, the kind of person I want to be and the way I want to move through the world. I’m not always the best at practicing but when I do, I never regret it.
No matter what you believe, Sam provides incredible insight and stimulation and relevance in our world. I think this app and those that are teachers here, are above and beyond the usual guidance available. I still struggle with some of the concepts but am totally fine with the struggle which resolves by listening to the voice under the thinker. I will keep coming back here for the high quality that is presented and Sam’s incredibly calming presence and intellect. Just the combination of those two elements alone is quite phenomenal.
I have always been into self improvement and went as far as pursuing my Bachelors in Psychology and recently I have been accepted to a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. In all the years of striving for a healthier mental state I have to say this app helped me get closer to my goals than anything else I’ve tried. Along with this I also believe it will be extremely useful to use the mindfulness tips I’ve learned in my counseling practice, because I have already seen it help me become a much more empathetic person. I have only used this app for 30 days and I know I still have a ways to go but from an honest opinion I noticed change the first day. Sam Harris does a great job explaining how to implement each of his mindfulness tips into your daily routine. I also love all the different features included in this app and am excited to share the “children’s guided meditation courses” with my younger brothers. Everyone needs this app. Especially now with all the distractions we have in our daily routines that make it easy for us to fall into a negative thinking pattern!
Love this app. Been trying to become a mediator for more than 30 years. Been on the spiritual path just as long. I was never able to maintain consistency. Tried multitudes of different meditations on (blank)tube. Frustrated at feeling like I was in a “time out”. Idk how I found this app but I’ve been successful in meditating daily since right before the turn of year. Thank you WAKING UP!!!!
Meditation is hard. It’s really hard. It’s like playing a difficult game, like Dark Souls, and entering a flow state: by managing all the right rolls, getting your attacks in, and eventually beating the Big Bad Boss you achieve something. The analogy is apt. Like I mentioned, meditation is hard. Sam and the Waking Up app are the “Sun Bro” you can bring in to help you out. They can’t do the work of beating the boss for you but having them present helps A LOT. Meditation is a boss battle against your own mind, and Sam of Catarina is here to help. 11/10 long may the sun shine!!
My own meditation practice is a work in progress but the talks on the app such as ‘gratitude’ and ‘the last time’ have made a profound impact on me in a short amount of time. The way Sam articulates how life is precious has helped me live with more presence.
This app is well-structured, diversified, accessible and deeply useful. Head-and-shoulders above any other meditation app. Many thanks to Sam and the Waking Up team for bringing such a vast content offering to the app.
The Waking Up Meditation App provides a clear and wonderful approach to living.
Sam Harris says we are either lost in thought or we are aware of the mind’s openness and freedom. What is this freedom? Sam has spent a lot of time arguing that free will is an illusion. Of course, he could have changed his mind. Maybe freedom of mind is different from free will. I just don’t understand. Maybe it’s an experience that just can’t be put into words.
Sat under a tree and didn’t pay any subscription fees. Didn’t need a cell phone or computer to access higher consciousness The higher consciousness for sale is the most insufferable, and counter to all consciousness raising. You want elevated consciousness? Get rid of capitalizing service to humanity and give it away freely.