Gold Star Meditation: How do we properly reward practice?

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(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) Many friends and I have all checked out this great smartphone app called Insight Timer, which lets you keep really good track of meditation sessions and connect with other meditators around the world. IDP has several online groups on this application including the one called Daily Sit IDP, which already has a lot of members, which have come together very quickly. If you have the app, please join our group. One of the more interesting features of the application is that it includes "milestones". Milestones are ways that we can chart our progress for consecutive days of practice, or total days that we practice. Milestones are good motivators, and it seems very useful to always have an intention or aspiration with practice. In fact, the milestones give you gold and green stars for achieving goals, in terms of how consistently we are able to hit the cushion.