Meditations On An App
I haven't meditated yet today. I also forgot to use the app on my phone to time my meditation yesterday, breaking my streak.
Then I realized that I don't need the app to show me that I've meditated for 23 days in a row or whatever it was. I think it's somewhat backwards that I was dependent-ish upon the app for my meditative practice. It's counterintuitive that something we've done for thousands of years as human beings was reduced - at least I reduced it - to spending 10 minutes with my iPhone counting down the seconds. It definitely helped me to be accountable because I didn't want to break the streak.
Until I broke it only because I didn't log it - I still did it.
They say it takes three weeks to form a habit. Guess what. It's been more than three weeks, my habit is formed. The app served its purpose, and I'll probably still use it for guided meditations. I more or less found it amusing that I was momentarily disappointed by breaking my streak. Ohhhh, technology.