Meditate. Not for next life. Not for heaven. But for day to day’s well-being. - Dalai Lama

Finally! I’ve been able to establish a consistent meditation practice, thanks to the guidance of Riikka and The Daily Nothing. With Riikka’s playful, poetic and profound daily messages I am inspired to stay focused on my meditation practice. I’ve been able to stay true to my commitment to clear a little space in my life, each and everyday… even if it is only 5 minutes one day or ten minutes the next. I have found that The Daily Nothing is actually a space for everything to exist. It has helped me to expand the spaces of quiet and contemplation in my day to day. Instead of feeling the overwhelming anxieties and worry that seem inevitable living in a big city like New York, I am experiencing myself as a more grounded, more accepting person who’s focusing on being truly thankful for the gift that life is. And that’s HUGE! Riikka rocks!
— Nina Griffin

5-Minutes A Day To Create YOUR Reality

The Daily Nothing has a new home at thedailynothingblog.com.

Let me guess what is missing in your life. Nothing. Am I correct?
I mean, really, nothing is missing.

Your life is full. Your inbox is full of unread emails. Your calendar is full of deadlines. Your belly is full of your favorite food. Your mind is filled with your own thoughts and the thoughts of others. Your desk, your laundry basket and even your kitchen sink are full.

How do you start your day? Come on, you can be honest here. No one is listening. Do you open your computer? Do you turn on your radio or television?
Do you listen to your voice messages? Do you jump on a freeway with a hundred thousand other cars?

And you wonder why you can’t get anything done? 

And why every day feels like the day before,
when you go to bed but can’t quite figure out what you accomplished?
You wish you had achieved more and worse,
you didn’t get as much enjoyment from your day as you want to. Right?

Werner Erhard said:

One creates from nothing. If you try to create from something you’re
just changing something. So in order to create something you
first have to be able to create nothing.

I love that.

Are you here to create something original? 
Are you creating stuff from other stuff, or are you creating something unique,
right from the start, from scratch – from nothing?

Yeah, you know – those moments that make you feel like you turned into a firework.
Those bright, bursting creations are most likely the reason why you are here on the planet.
Your unique contribution can only be found in nothing. Do you know why?

Because no one else has access to that particular place of nothing – except you. That’s right.
This place belongs only to you and is home to your own personal blueprint.
This blueprint holds the key to your purpose, your well-being and your success.
No masks, veils or pretense are allowed here.
All the belief systems and conditionings are checked at the door.
This place is you in its most pure, authentic form.

This is the place I invite you to access. Daily.
And this is the reason why I have created The Daily Nothing

First, let me explain where I’m coming from.

Most of my life I have travelled around the world seeking answers from strangers, lovers, empty streets.

I have followed cults, outer gurus and rigid protocols, and if you have looked around this site,
you also know that for most of my life, I have doubted love and mistaken it to be something that it is not.

I wanted to end this madness.

I knew there was another way to live.
I knew there was another way to love.

I had been told millions of times that “all the answers are within.”
But no one really seemed to be able to explain to me what it meant to truly have the answers,
to truly trust that inner whisper within, 
to truly find peace and power within my own heart.

So I made a commitment to myself several years ago to discover that meaning by sitting
for at least 12 minutes each morning in a deep silence, my eyes closed.

I did this before I had my breakfast, before I brushed my teeth and before I opened my computer.

I did not expect that such a short time would make a difference in how I would feel and how I would show up in the world.

I certainly didn’t expect all the drama, chaos and confusion to fade away so effortlessly.

It was the yearning to know my Self that did it; the burning hunger for Truth.

Not the amount of minutes.

Today, I’m less anxious; my mind is calm and focused, and I feel inspired by life – all the time.
My creativity has increased. And most importantly, I’m starting to know myself,
this woman who I have avoided all my life.
This woman, who is the most important person in my life.
And guess what? I still meditate.
Sometimes 5 minutes feel like an hour, and sometimes an hour feels like 5 minutes.
It’s timeless and effortless. Kind of like breathing. 

And this is all happening because I chose to embrace “Nothing.”

You know, I wouldn’t have been able to do this on my own. No way.

I have been in a school for the past six years learning how to meditate, how to access my Spirit (blueprint) directly, how to be less reactive to life’s challenges, how to let go of limiting beliefs and instead, create my own reality.

Most importantly I want to be in the service of my vision, to be a bridge between doing and not doing, and to help you get started on this wonderful path; to make space that will allow your innate brilliance to come forth.

Because a personal experience is always the most powerful game changer, here is what I am offering:

The Daily Nothing involves:

  • You and your full presence for 5 minutes each morning for 30 days
  • A guided meditation (.mp3 format) that can be used daily if you so choose
  • A daily inspirational email message from me that will arrive at 3am PST each morning
  • If you already meditate daily for a longer period of time, please join anyway!

That’s it.

Want to take a peek inside yourself? Every morning?
Want to find your clarity, your peace, your purpose, your blueprint?

Then get on the list below and wait for the magic to unfold before your eyes.

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. – Eckhart Tolle

 

TEMPLE ROOM

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The Daily Nothing has changed my life already, and we are not in the end of it yet. Here’s how: I loooove my nothingness!! Before I had to fill quiet times with noises- TV, radio, something.. now I sit in silence .. or do my stuff in silence. Don’t need the backround noice anymore. When I listen to something now, I really do it. I also feel more relaxed.. and can also relax more easily than before. And I feel more!! My senses have become more sensitive Loving every day of this life changing experience!
— Mariia Kotila
I learned about The Daily Nothing while in the middle of a stressful period in my life – one in which I was also trying to finish a creative project, but felt completely drained of the energy to do it. The things I craved were calm and the focus to continue. Riikka helped me figure out a couple of simple ways to carve out time and bring my attention back to where it needed to be. And, her daily email messages have been right on track with how I have been feeling lately – almost as if she could read my mind. They are such perfect bits of inspiration and reminders to take the time to experience them. I have a feeling I will continue to practice The Daily Nothing long after the 30 days are complete.
— Stormy Sweitzer
The Daily Nothing has become a priceless reminder for sacred stillness in my life. I connected with the site while in the midst of a very intense time of studying, work load, projects, new skill acquisition. All good things for my life, but the influx of constant information was mind melting. The Daily Nothing morning email became part of my morning ritual (the first email I’d read each day to begin with grace and centered thinking) and the concept of NOTHING quickly became a touchstone for me in the swirl of change and growth. I began hearing my Self request “some nothing time” when I’d get overwhelmed. At which point I would take a break and go outside. Feel sun. Feel breezes on skin. See sky. And I’d find stillness somewhere and just be. Inhale. Exhale. Figure NOTHING out. Understand NOTHING. Do NOTHING. … this tiny pause in my day re-grounded me like nothing else (no pun intended). Just the word “nothing” is a mantra to me now. Ahhhhh …. nothing!!!
— Cris Gladly
Thank you, Riikka, for rejuvenating my consistent meditation practice again. Every one of your Daily Nothing email notes always hit me right in the heart. Like, tears streaming down my face (in a god way — they were so true). Your guided meditation struck my like a lightening bolt, and your imagery allowed me to slip into bliss at the snap of my fingers. The timing of your Daily Nothing Class was definitely divinely inspired, as your class started when I was on the brink of making some very heavy decisions. Over the phone, we set my intentions for the next 30 days, and I am elated to tell you that I achieved my top goal: The ability to receive & listen. And this was was totally out of the goodness of your heart, Riikka — no cash exchanged — you are a true angel, Riikka. Thank you!
— Aimee Arnold

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