A Reluctant Meditator Takes A Weeklong Trip With Jeff Warren — Calm Blog
You know the feeling when you discover a musician or songwriter who connects with you at a soul level? Where every lyric and every chord seems to be written with you alone in mind?
That’s how I felt when I found Jeff Warren.
For most of my life, I viewed meditation as a repetitive, burdensome practice designed for the devoutly spiritual—or the culturally refined. Deep breathing and thought observation were things you did in Bali, not your bedroom.
It wasn’t until I stumbled upon Jeff’s How to Meditate series that I discovered how accessible and exhilarating mindfulness could be. A self-described “ridiculous person” who was once beat up by Hell’s Angels, he is not your typical meditation teacher.
Jeff, like me, is an explorer at heart—curious, humble, and restless. His sessions feel less like religious sermons, motivational speeches, or ASMR recordings, and more like good conversation with someone you’ve known your whole life.
When I heard Jeff was launching a daily meditation series called The Daily Trip, I was elated. You see, I haven’t done much meditating since How to Meditate. I’ve managed a walking meditation here, and a soundscape meditation there, but never settled into a consistent routine.
This year, I am resolved to change that. So, I decided to put my new meditation cushion to the test, and experience The Daily Trip every single day for a week. Here’s how it went, and what I learned.