Meditation / Motivational

My First “Hater”

Think about the last time you were nervous…

are you feeling butterflies? suddenly very cold? do you break out into a sweat? 

That’s what I felt like in January, when I submitted a meditation to insight timer, an app I’ve been using to meditate. 

The contributors on there are all very talented and professional, and I felt like maybe what I had created wasn’t good enough. 

I also knew that I would never know unless I tried. 

So on January 29th I submitted a hymn-based singing meditation.

And then I waited. 

and waited.

and waited.

Finally, on February 13th, I got this email:


What an amazing feeling to have made a positive impact on people’s lives with a meditation that (until I submitted it) had been heard a grand total of 6 times as a youtube video. 

In under 24 hours it had reached 100 times more people. 

Since then, it’s been played over 900 times and received dozens of comments and reviews like these: 

“Excellent! Went perfect w/my Devotional reading this morning. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ”
“Great voice and a wonderful message to begin the day with”
“Thank you for this beautiful mantra, I found myself returning to it several times already today. 
Namaste πŸ’™πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’™”
“Short & sweet πŸ™ “

It’s a lesson I keep learning over and over again: 

The size of your impact in the world is in 

direct proportion to the size of the fear you push through 

while you’re here.

Now, in all honesty, not all the comments and reviews of the meditation were glowing and positive. 

And the first time I saw a one star review I was a little taken aback. 

“Who does this person think they are?” I wondered initially…

But then I realized….this means I’ve finally reached enough people that I’ve got my first hater! 

And I’d rather have a few haters and impact hundreds (or thousands) than play small and please everyone. 

So the next time I’m feeling butterflies I will remember this moment, and know that making a big impact comes at a price…but the reward far outweighs the cost! 

Curious about the insight timer app? It’s totally free, give it a try here!

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