A fun challenge to create a habit of meditation in 30 days
Hey, I'm Colin! I'm a storyteller, speaker, meditation teacher, and ex-monk turned conscious gangster. At the age of 13, I followed an inner calling that drew me towards an unexpected search for meaning and a journey that embodies the aspiration of making a change in the world. I left my home, my family and friends, and what others have considered the normal life to spend 7 years in a monastery training and studying meditation and mindfulness as a Buddhist monk. My growing aspirations led me to a mission beyond the walls of the monastery where I have spent the last 8 years bringing the ancient practices of mindfulness and meditation to the boardrooms of our modern world.
Blending together the practical application of meditation, neuroscience, quantum physics, and human behavior studies; I lead engaging programs and retreats that help people break through the patterns of mindlessly living in this distracted world, to wake up to a more conscious and connected life.
This has over 30 days changed me to a much calmer person, anyone should do it as they will gain an understanding of themselves and others and be better for it.
I joined the Stillness Game initially because I really appreciate Colin as a person and facilitator. I hadn't had a consistent "still" meditation practice in quite some time and had even come to identify with the idea that it was "not my thing" (or something to that effect.) The last 30 days in the Stillness Game reconnected me to a practice that brings value to each day and how I operate during it, as well as to parts of myself that had lain dormant for some time. I would recommend the Stillness Game to anyone, but especially to someone who does not currently have a meditation practice. The care from Colin, the community feel & external accountability, and the insightful daily prompts all worked really well to support the cultivation of a daily practice, in a way I hadn't experienced before. I'm excited to keep it going and hope to participate in more Stillness Games to come!
I can't explain but I feel that something began to change in my life. I finally realized that this 30-minutes part of my day that I spend meditating is one of the most important things I could do for myself during the whole day. And I included Lovingkindness in my morning yoga complex: I repeat 4 phrases (May you...) while I'm practicing. Probably it's not the best way but it really works for me and I have a great feeling of love and connection during such practice. Thanks a lot for the Game, gor the guides for sharing the experience! I will keep going.