We now have completed four weeks of meditation! About 17 regulars and 42 Whatsapp group members in all.
The highly motivated group of 17 are meditating over 20 min a day and the rest of the ‘interested’ group members are practicing independently & also hopefully getting inspiration from the experiences shared by the regulars on the Whatsapp group.
Here are the results of a simple 3 question survey.
Question 1: Net Promoter Score Measure
Question 2: Duration
Question 3: What are your top learnings / insights from your meditation practice?
I bucketed the free-form answers to this question into three categories – Insights, Benefits & Observations, as follows:
|Live in the now /in the moment|
|Learn to observe and acknowledge without judging|
|Better clarity of thought|
|Awareness of oneself / self aware /mindful|
|Learning how to be calm just doing nothing|
|Ultimate opportunity to be without worry.|
|Take time to enjoy the little things|
|Be positive and spread the energy.|
|It creates an acute sense of inner awareness|
|Self awareness of focus and breathing.|
|Refreshed state of mind|
|Personal experience to learn from within|
|Complete change in perspective|
|Better emotional control|
|It calms and relaxes the mind also helps in reducing physical pain|
|Somehow, I feel more in control of my emotions after meditation|
|Ability to manage/prioritize one’s thoughts|
|Quietness and calm|
|Deep breathing is the best energizer, stress reducer ever!|
|Focus on now; Incorporate meditation in your daily life|
|Difficult initially but gets better with practice|
|Practice makes it perfect|
|The day is generally better on those days when you are able to meditate|
|The best part is that you don’t have to control your mind at all 🙂|
|20 minutes is a very long time!|
|It gets easier with time|
|Some constant external noise helps (I have an app – “simply being” – seems to help)|
|It is hard, but worth it|
|Turning a ship takes time|
|Improved focus on breathing right|
I would love to hear your thoughts.
If you would like to learn & practice meditation, love to help!