Do you prefer guided or unguided meditation?

Reis Almei­da
Usu­al­ly guid­ed. My mind wan­ders a lot and it likes to fol­low along so I feel I get bet­ter results when I use guid­ed med­i­ta­tion.
Ben­jamin Poulsen
Guid­ed; helps me keep my focus on my breath and my mind is less like­ly to wan­der
Patri­cia Carter
Guid­ed but I often go off script, typ­i­cal­ly mak­ing use of prompts from pre­vi­ous guid­ed ses­sions
Roy Mills
I pre­fer guid­ed and semi guid­ed med­i­ta­tion, but I also do 7 min­utes of unguid­ed med­i­ta­tion with prana breath­ing every­day.
Rus­sell Wood
Guid­ed, since I’m a begin­ner I’m find­ing it eas­i­er to stay focused that way.
Clifton Richard­son
Guid­ed ver­sus unguid­ed med­i­ta­tion? Well for me, I need both. I like to use the guid­ed ones that cre­ate beau­ti­ful men­tal pic­tures, they help me look for beau­ty in my every day life. I like to use the ones that tell you that you need to be sit­ting down to use this med­i­ta­tion while tak­ing a walk on a safe path to build mus­cle mem­o­ry of calm when out in the world. And, I love spon­ta­neous med­i­ta­tion of mem­o­ries and how my expe­ri­ences have shaped my life. Remem­ber­ing with­out cre­at­ing a crit­i­cal assess­ment. Look­ing at how I use oth­ers to cre­ate non-accep­tance of myself… non­judge­men­taly… not good or bad… just is. …Med­i­tate how I focus out­ward and accept myself and my world … how oth­ers respond to being accept­ed by me…it sim­ply is…not good or bad.
Guil­laume Denis
Unguid­ed, for me it’s about train­ing my mind and open­ing a space for truth
Nathaniel Simp­son
Most def­i­nite­ly guid­ed this way if I steer away a lit­tle they keep remind­ing me that what is my focus and go back to cen­ter unguid­ed I only used when I want to do some self reflect this gives me per­mis­sion to explore every­thing about me with­out judge­ment from myself
Syl­vana Weigand
Both, ha ha. Guid­ed is very help­ful to reify the atruc­ture and ind instruc­tion. Ulti­mate­ly unguid­ed is deep­er and more sat­is­fy­ing.
Noah Møller
I pre­fer guid­ed as I need some exter­nal prompts to stay on task, I vary the prac­tice to keep the ideas fresh and find insight timer (app) essen­tial for sup­port­ing a sticky med­i­ta­tion habit after lit­er­al­ly years of believ­ing I don’t have the men­tal strength for it.
Célia Melo
I pre­fer a guid­ed one. I just start­ed my jour­ney with med­i­ta­tion. It’s eas­i­er for me to keep the thoughts in one place and con­cen­trate once some­one is guid­ing me. How­ev­er I believe that might change with time.
Noah Stevens
I pre­fer guid­ed med­i­ta­tions. They help me to stay in the present moment using a vari­ety of tech­niques. Occa­sion­al­ly, I’ll do an unguid­ed med­i­ta­tion sim­ply for the peace it brings.
Lynn Ter­ry
Depends on the day, and who is doing the guid­ing. Some voic­es are just more med­i­ta­tive for me than oth­ers.. but some­times I just want to be unin­ter­rupt­ed and to lis­ten to some­thing sooth­ing I enjoy.
Beat­rice Stew­ard
Both … depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion. At times I can be with a more open form. But at oth­er times that I feel over­whelm I find the guid­ed ses­sions more effec­tive