I disagree with charging people for guided meditation or for a meditation app. I think it’s taking advantage of people just to make money. You don’t need to pay to meditate. All you have to do is clear your mind for a moment. Or at least try. It’s okay if it doesn’t work.
Let me be clear. There are certain things related to meditation that cost money that I’m cool with. Artwork, literature, the nice cushion I bought to meditate on. That stuff makes sense to me; makes sense to pay for useful things, beautiful artwork, or a well researched and thoughtout book. Especially a book by a someone who has practiced meditation for many, many years.
But, all of the fairly expensive meditation apps out there; I can’t get behind those. They aren’t for me. This is just my opinion. I’m sure some of these apps have helped people. And I don’t mean to put them down or make anyone feel bad for paying for them. If they work for you, sick with it. I’m just saying, especially if you’re on a tight budget, don’t worry about paying for a meditation app.
Hopefully over time I can make Notes on Sitting a valuable free resource so that meditation continues to grow and is assessible to everyone.