One Hour Meditation Makeover

A man sat in meditation for the first time ever. Here’s what happened.


Tonight was the first night in a new Calm Chicago program, “First Wednesday Meditation.”

One guy came. Very nice. Very stressed. (And aren’t we all.)

As you all know, I have terrific confidence in meditation and love sharing it with others because this shit here – it really works!

I always have folks do a before and after card to describe their experience. It helps me see what works and helps them see the change.

Here was his before:



And after:



I love it! We really do possess the OFF-switch for our stress and an ON switch for happiness.

He asked for a book recommendation about meditation and suggested this, as I nearly always do, “Mindfulness in Plain English” by Bhante Gunaratana. You might like it too.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

Remember, only love cures hatred. Only love.

May all be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. May all be at peace and at ease. May all experience joy.

Be like the lotus flower, no matter how challenging is the environment, it spread its fragrance and non of mud water can attach on the leaves.

Author: Hillary Johnson

Improvisational documentary and fine art photographer.

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