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Something you will see pretty much all Jedi agree on is meditation. Meditation comes in various forms, sitting vs. moving, solo vs. guided, focused vs. emptying, ecc. The key is to find the method that works best for you. This is not about me teaching you how to meditate, just giving you the resources, so lets get right to it.
- Holosync – The full program is ridiculously expensive, and the website looks like a cheap infomercial product, but the free demo has some nice ambient sounds.
- UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center – A variety of guided meditations, including a few in Spanish.
- A Soft Murmur – A website with various ambient sounds to play in the background, and you can adjust the volume of each.
- Ambient Mixer – I have only just begun to explore this site, but I especially love the “Movies and Series” themes. Plus you can adjust the levels of various sounds to tune out something that you do not really like.
- 7 Cups of Tea – You can complete daily wellness challenges, or connect with a live “listener” for free. Completely anonymous.
- Buddhify – Eighty different guided meditations tailored to what you are doing, ranging from five-thirty minutes, and a timer for non-guided meditations. Great program, $3 though. Android | iOS
- Calm – Has a seven day program, and choices of sound and length of time as well as scenes to focus on visualy. Multpile guided and unguided sessions. Subscription for 21-day prgram. Android | iOS
- Headspace – Free ten day program, great for learning meditation and has a buddy system. Android | iOS
- Daylio – This app asks you each day how your day went so that you can track your moods over time. Android | iOS not yet available, see website
- Zen Koi – Part smartphone game, part zen. It is like having a zen garden on your phone, except you are a Koi fish trying to become a dragon. Android | iOS
(I am adding this as a late edit (12/12/2016) after a conversation with Opie last night. Art can be a great visual focus for meditation, and Escher’s is some of the best)