37 thoughts on “Out now: Meditation Without Bullshit

  1. Awesome, ordered it a couple of days ago as it was listed on Amazon, just waiting for it next week and to put into practice. Congrats!

  2. Hey Aaron,
    Love your blog, keep up the hard work. I had a question in regards to cold approaching. Any feed back and your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I read your article and “Cold Approach being Useless” as well as Johnny Anti PUA. I completely agree what you had to say about cold approaching. I have seen it for myself. It can be mentally and emotionally taxing; thus, it should be done as a supplement to your daily life/routine. My question is the following… would you agree that going to a strip club is by far much better than cold approaching? I live in the Unites States (Los Angeles, California), so I’m not sure what the strip clubs are like in the UK/Europe, but in the United States, a lot of stripper’s view customers as losers. Going to strip clubs is an expensive lifestyle and a niche. I have been a patron for a couple of years, and I tend to get more ass than I would going to mainstream clubs/bars. Often, the social dynamic between the dancer and the patron involves pay for play which a lot of strippers regularly engage in (its only possible for men to achieve this if they have the disposable income, but it’s a great way of hooking up with very attractive girls…the same girls you would see at mainstream clubs). Having said this, it seems more conducive and easier to hook up with strippers than investing a lot of hours just to simply meet a girl at a club/bar. What are your thoughts? Is it better to pay for sex with strippers than to cold approach? In the end, sex is a trade off.

    1. 1) This comment does not belong under my release announcement.

      2) If you want personal advice, you’ll have to book a consultation session.

    1. It’s print-on-demand. If you place an order, Amazon will place an order for the book and send it to you.

  3. Congrats Aaron!

    I tried to order an hour within your announcement but said sold out.

    You should put that information regarding ‘print on demand’ a bit more conspicuously – I wanted to order it before I went on holiday which is tomorrow!

    1. Amazon.co.uk states, “temporarily out of stock”, and also that you can place an order.

  4. Aaron,

    What about meditative actions when you’re not doing meditation? For example, in the book The Power of Now, the author suggests that when you’re going about your daily life to actively let go of negative thoughts as they arise.

  5. I have bought your book and received it a couple of days ago. The book is small and convenient to carry around. The writing style is humorous sometimes but the instruction is clear.

    I am happy that you warn readers to not focusing on your breath. It is just a crutch to help you start but not the end goal of meditation. As I have been meditating since I have read writings years ago, I have sadly not been aware of this.

    One thing I have noted is that meditation does not cure me of my susceptibility to earworms. This seems to be a hard-wired trait. The solution seems to be refraining from listening to any song that relies on repeating structures (chorus, etc). Modern music is repleted with this. I don’t have this issue with classical music, though.

    I will surely write a review for this book on amazon in future. Yet this should be done after quite sometimes since this is a book to read and practice diligently.

    I recommend readers to read this interview done years ago by Illuminatus, the author here discussed some matters regarding meditation and the effect of unusual calmness has on him:

    1. Thanks for buying my book and your feedback. I’m looking forward to your review.

      I used to have a problem with earworms, but that completely stopped many years ago, which could have been a consequence of meditation.

  6. Enjoyed the book, and have been meditating this way for a couple of weeks now.

    Question: If you suffered from tinnitus, and you heard a ringing in your ear when it got really quiet, would you add some white noise while meditating? I’ve been meditating and just trying to ignore the ringing, but I intend to experiment with meditating with white noise in the background to drown out the ringing.

    1. I am happy to hear that! If you have some time to spare, please consider leaving a review on Amazon.

      I don’t know much about tinnitus, but aren’t there ways to manage it? I vaguely remember that there is no cure. Yet, there are techniques for handling it, so that you become less aware of the ringing in your ears over time.

      Instead of white noise, I would play one of those nature sound recordings, which you’ll readily find on YouTube, e.g. the sound of waterfalls or a low tide. While I haven’t used such recordings when meditating, I once had the misfortune of having to work in a somewhat noisy open plan office environment. Listening to that kind of noise helped a lot.

    2. Well it has to be extremely quiet for me to hear the ringing. You’re right, there is no cure. I haven’t heard of techniques to manage it, but I’ll look into it.

      Your last paragraph answered my question quite nicely. Thank you very much.

  7. Got my copy. Started reading it last night. I started doing 10 minute meditation back in November before bed.

  8. Hey Aaron,

    First off: awesome book. I love your writing style. No fluff or bs.

    My question is in regards to progressing. When should a beginner actually increase the amount of time they meditate for? How do I know when I should go from 5 to 10 minutes or 15 to 30? I feel like I could “meditate” for an hour – but my mind would probably wander off after 10 minutes and instead it would be 1 hour of my eyes closed, sitting in the lotus position but it wouldn’t really be “meditating”

    I remember meditating 5 years ago by laying in bed and focusing on my breath and I feel like I was entering a deep, meditative state that way – not unlike meditating your way for 10 minutes. Do I just need to increase my time and try harder each session to think of nothing?

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Kevin, and for buying my book. If you have a few minutes to spare, please consider leaving a review on Amazon.

      In general, I recommend increasing the time once you can meditate for a given amount of time without getting distracted too much. This will be the case when the alarm you set goes off, and you were in a deep meditative state, feeling that you could easily have sat down for a lot longer. As long as you’re glad that the time is up, you’re not ready to extend the duration of your meditation sessions.

      Focussing on your breathing is a crutch, in my opinion. Please re-read that section in the book.

      I hope this helps.

  9. When i upgraded to 30 minute sessions, my feet started falling asleep. Is that normal with the lotus position or am I doing it wrong?

    1. Are you meditating in the lotus position? If you sit cross-legged, your feet are quite likely to fall asleep. In the lotus, practice should take care of that, i.e. you should eventually be able to meditate in the lotus for an arbitrary length of time without having any issue. I’d recommend you reduce the amount of time you meditate so that you can sit comfortably throughout.

  10. Yeah I’m in the lotus. I’ll try reducing the time or maybe just switching the legs whenever one starts going numb midsession

    1. Reduce the time. Switching during a meditation session would mean that you start over, and from a feeling of discomfort.

  11. Hey Aaron,

    I’ve enjoyed all of your books, and I’m looking forward to reading this one, but I wanted to ask if there is a Kindle version coming out in the future. For a variety of reasons, I’d prefer the privacy of an eBook (don’t want to have to talk to my girlfriend or sister about “an Infamous Modern Seducer of Women”), so if an eBook is coming in the near future, I’ll wait. Otherwise, I’ll bite the bullet and order a paperback.

    1. I can’t make any guarantees. It might happen at some point, but it’s nothing I can devote any time to now, nor will I be able to devote any time to it in the foreseeable future.

  12. Hi Aaron

    Is your book available in kindle format?

    I can only see the paperback version.

    Than you in advance

    Best regards

    1. Hi Gabriel,

      Meditation Without Bullshit is currently only available as a paperback. I may release a Kindle version at some point in the future, but I have no concrete plans for that right now.

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