So a monk walks into a monastery…

by jonathonprince

An aspiring monk wanted to find a guru. So he went to a monastery and his preceptor told him, “You can stay here but we have one very important rule — all students must observe the vow of silence for 12 years. You will only be allowed to speak after 12 years’ time.”

So 12 long years came and went and on the day the student could talk, he carefully chose his sentence and said: “The bed is too hard.”

12 more years later after hard, silent meditation he spoke again. And this time he said: “The food is not good.”

Twelve more years of hard work went by and finally he got to speak again. Here are his words after 36 years of practice: “I quit.”

To which his guru quickly replied, “Good, all you have been doing anyway is complaining.”

Now lucky for you, the benefits of meditation (lower stress, better health, more creativity, less inner critic, better sleep) don’t take 36 years to reap. Nor do they require a hard bed, a vow of silence or bad food.

You just need a quiet place to sit and relax for 10 minutes twice a day.

And best of all, you’ll feel the changes almost immediately.

That’s significant.

Meditation helps you quiet negative thoughts, end procrastination, and ready yourself for what lies ahead so you can be your strongest, most creative self.

I tried it for 21 days and I feel great!

The more difficult it is to meditate, the more you need it, they say.

And now it’s the most comfortable five to 10 minutes of my day. I love it.

Jonathon Prince