The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Book by Michael Alan Singer


A New Earth

Awakening to your Life’s Purpose 

Book by Eckhart Tolle


It’s bizarre how sitting still in silence for a few minutes can make one want to jump out of their own skin, yet we can handle brutality on the streets without batting an eye. Meditation may seem like such a foreign idea to a lot, but for someone like myself who suffers from addiction and mental illness, I can’t afford to go a day without some form of meditation. For myself it helps me recenter, so that I can deal with day to day dilemmas. It prepares me to think outside of myself. I’m able to keep myself structured in my mediation process by tapping in and out of this app. One of the many pains of addiction is the constant chatter that goes on in the head, especially right when you’re about to go to bed. I play the sleep stories on this app and what that does is, takes your focus off the noise in your head and lets you refocus on what the narrator is saying. Accompanied by soothing sounds, I’m off to bed in no time. I think the hardest part about suffering from addiction and mental illness is feeling alone and not understood. Which is like a slow poison that can make any person bitter and resentful. And the cherry on top of it all is that we take it out on the ones that love us and want to help us. So now we are left truly alone and the world believes that we only have ourselves to blame. This is what mediation will help you avoid, for you and only you can help yourself out of this.