Hello everyone, I’m Henry Bond, and welcome to my flagship product, 3 Months Journey Through Meditation. This product is an ebook that I have organized for you to read in segments, roughly ten per week, over a three month period.
I want to thank you for taking the time to participate in this experience. I promise that you are going to learn a lot in this program. And I promise that you are going to learn a lot more if you remain committed to the practice that I will be teaching here, meditation.
There's an old saying that meditation will teach you meditation. In other words, I am going to give you all the tips and techniques you will need to be successful in this practice, but until you practice you will not truly learn. This program is a beginner to intermediate guide to the practice of meditation, but I will also occasionally point to theories and practices that you can pursue if you are interested in studying at higher levels. My goal will not be to overwhelm you with information in these instances, but rather, to provide an opportunity of food for thought, something that you can chew on, just to exercise your brain a little bit.
My goal for this program is to meet you where you are. Maybe you are trying to find a new job, maybe you are studying at school, maybe you are raising a family, or maybe you just broke up with your girlfriend or boyfriend. But whatever the case, I have designed this program just for you.
I recognize that you may be hesitant to start a practice of meditation. Perhaps you have never tried meditating before, or perhaps you have tried before and it was difficult for you. Meditation, I want to assure you, just like anything, takes practice and instruction, and with practice and instruction, it does get easier. And learning to meditate is just like learning to ride a bike. You will fall down a few times before you can maintain your balance and get going.
My hope is that by the end of this program, you may have the following takeaways with regards to meditation: One, this is not as weird as I thought. Two, this actually makes a lot of sense. And three, I think I might be able to do this.
Some of the concepts you encounter during this program may be new or unusual. If, on one hand, at any point the information provided in this program exceeds the needs of your particular goals in life, feel free to take it with a grain of salt or skip to the next section. If, on the other hand, at any point the information provided in this program strikes you as particularly useful, use it as a platform to further your research.
So, this program will be organized into six sections.
In the first section, I will talk about setting an intention for the practice of meditation. This section will be the most theoretical portion of the program.
In the second section, I will talk about preparation for the practice of meditation. This section will give you some tools to create the right context for your practice.
In the third section, I will talk about the basics of mediation. This section will get you in the meditation seat practicing on a regular basis.
In the fourth section, I will talk about the mechanics of meditation. This section will allow us to consider how our brains function and how meditation affects our brains.
In the fifth section, I will talk about the problems that arise during meditation. This section will be an opportunity to discuss distractions, obstacles, and remedies.
In the sixth and final section, I will talk about the extension of meditation into our daily activities. This section will give you an overview of mindfulness and point to a few additional practices.
So, there’s a lot of material in this program, and I have spent a lot of time organizing it into a form that is accessible, digestible, and user friendly. In many of the segments of this program, I will conduct activities that we can try together immediately while you are still with me behind the screen. You can think of these as in-class activities. And at the end of almost every section. You can think of these as homework.
I have no doubt that you will find much of the material in this program valuable, simply because the need for meditation is so pertinent to our modern era, which has become so challenging to navigate and complicated to understand. Meditation will give you the ability to better navigate the challenges and the ability to better understand the complexities. If you can do that, then I’ve done my job.