PRACTISING KINDNESS TOWARDS OURSELVES AND OTHERS ALLOWS US TO LIVE WITH PEACE, GRACE AND EQUANIMITY
KINDNESS SPEAKS THE TRUTH, IT HEALS, IT FLOODS THE DARKNESS WITH LIGHT
The truth is that being kind — to ourselves and to others — is proven to boost our wellbeing and happiness, so, when you are kind everyone wins.
Kindness is a skill YOU can build: it's a commitment and an active practice that will benefit yourself and the people in your life.
There is no doubt that our world needs more kindness and this collection will help you to cultivate a stronger kindness within yourself. The Alchemy of Kindness is the perfect practice to give you time to pause and consider how YOU CAN increase kindness towards yourself and others.
“ I’m feeling this nice sense of peace and calm today.
I know 100% this is THE ALCHEMY OF KINDNESS at play!
I never expected to experience this shift ... I’ve never ever had this level of personal understanding. I feel like I’m clearing out loads from within.
Doing the meditations has made me see that it is ok to mess up and to be forgiven.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I get excited each day to do the next one! ”
“Nicky has the most calming voice and manner yet still manages to be down to earth and so relatable 🙏🏻💫
I absolutely recommend My Zendays, my life is so much more focussed, calm and content now.
To think I felt I didn’t have time for mindfulness and meditation! (If that’s you too it’s a sure sign you need it 😉)
Thank you so much Nicky🤍 xx”
Each audio meditation features relaxing background music by Chris Collins and is guided by me – Nicky Thackray
Upon purchase, your collection of all seven audio meditations is accessible online through your secure account at the My Zendays School of Wellbeing (hosted by our partners at Thinkific). You can also choose to download your meditations to play directly from your device and without the need for an internet connection.
Your purchase will give you "lifetime access" so you can listen to and practise these guided meditations whenever you like and as often as you like.
Here is what you can look forward to ...
Duration – 14 minutes
There's a certain magic that happens in your life when you choose to be kind to yourself and others.
Feel the magic for yourself.
Duration – 16 minutes
This meditation teaches you The Breath of Kindness and how you can use it throughout the day.
Duration – 20 minutes
In this meditation, you will set the powerful intention to give love and kindness to your body and appreciate the phenomenal job it does for you every day.
Duration – 16 minutes
When life presents you with difficulties and obstacles you are bound to feel some pain and suffering, but you need not add to that suffering by treating yourself harshly.
You can instead offer the ancient wishes of loving-kindness to yourself.
Duration – 13 minutes
Tonglen is a Tibetan word that means “giving and receiving” and in this practise you work with the breath to help cultivate care and loving-kindness toward yourself and those around you.
It is a perfect exercise in opening your heart, stepping into the shoes of other people, and recognising our inherent sameness.
Duration – 10 minutes
Our world can sometimes feel complex, uncertain and unforgiving and this can give rise to difficult and overwhelming emotions.
Self-compassion is an essential skill for building your inner strength and resilience so that you can cope with difficult emotions and care for yourself in the right way.
Duration – 18 minutes
This ancient Buddhist loving-kindness meditation is a powerful way to expand your propensity for kindness.
Through the repetition of specific mantras, you will practise sending goodwill, kindness, and warmth towards yourself and others, strengthening your feelings of compassion and connection to your inner and outer world.
15 Acts of Kindness
This BONUS DOWNLOAD will help to get you started on the path to becoming a Kindness Activist. In this beautiful bonus, I share FIFTEEN simple ideas for you to practise and get more much-needed kindness out into the world – which will you try?
The Three Important Questions
Have you ever later regretted saying something unkind in the heat of the moment? In this BONUS DOWNLOAD, I share three important questions that help me choose what to say and, more importantly, what NOT to say – I think they will serve you well too!
Versions Without Backing Music
For those who prefer a little more silence with their guided meditations, or if you just fancy a change of style, I have included versions of all seven guided meditations without backing music. You can even mix-and-match depending on what you fancy.
Is meditation really only for monks and hippies?
NO, NO, NO — meditation is for everyone!
There are two types of meditation, one of which — monastic meditation — we can leave to the monks. However, the rest of us can all practice and benefit from modern-day meditation that is for people who live in modern society.
And even if you have never tried meditation before, I will guide you through each time, all you need to do is to find a quiet, comfortable place ... and relax and enjoy.
Do I need to have tried meditation before?
No prior experience of meditation is required. All you need to do is sit, relax, and listen to me as I guide you, and, of course, enjoy a new, mind-calming, and relaxing experience.
If you do happen to be an experienced meditator, you can add these guided meditations to your existing practice, to provide some variety and/or as a second daily meditation.
How much time will I need?
Between 10 and 20 minutes depending on which meditation you are listening to.
The individual audio files are between 10 and 20 minutes in length, and you can listen to them whenever you want, at a time and place to suit you.
How do I access the meditations
The guided meditations come as seven separate online audios for you to listen to.
The audio files are accessed as an online collection using your secure account at the My Zendays School of Wellbeing (hosted by our partners at Thinkific). You will set up an account when you make your purchase (unless you have previously purchased from the My Zendays School of Wellbeing, in which case you should use your existing account).
You can then play (stream) your meditations from the School of Wellbeing over your internet connection, or alternatively you can download the audio files to your device and play from there.
While it is not a requirement, you might want to listen to them using your ear-buds.
Should I listen to all seven meditations at once?
I recommend that you use the seven day collection over a period of seven days.
Although it is entirely up to you when and how you choose to listen to them, I would suggest that you listen to one each day for a seven day period, and then go back to them whenever you want. After you have practised with each a few times, you may find you have some favourites that you like to listen to more frequently.
Is there a time limit to my access to the meditations?
No — you will have "lifetime" access to the collection.
There is no time limit to your access to the collection, they will be there for you to enjoy whenever you wish.
See the FAQ below that explains "lifetime access".
How many times can I listen to each meditation?
As many times as you wish.
There is no limit to the number of times you can enjoy the collection, you will have "lifetime access" and all of the meditations will be there for you to enjoy whenever you wish.
See the FAQ below that explains "lifetime access".
What does "lifetime access" mean?
You can access the collection whenever you wish – and even benefit from any future improvements to the collection too!
"Lifetime access" means you have full access to the collection — whenever you wish*, and as many times as you wish — throughout its lifetime here on the My Zendays School of Wellbeing.
You will also be able to access any future additions and enhancements to the collection — such as additional meditations or bonus content — without any additional cost (any future versions of the collection will generally cost more for new customers).
Whilst My Zendays do not have any plans to retire the collection and expect it to continue for many years after its 2020 launch, we do reserve the right to retire the collection in the future – but do not worry, if and when we get to this point, we will let you know and help you download and save the content for your ongoing personal use.
* There may be occasional, short periods where, due to technical issues or planned maintenance, access to the My Zendays School of Wellbeing will not be possible – the good news is that our experience so far is that these are few and far between.