Headspace | Meditation | The Hole in the Road


Imagine you’re walking down a street. It’s a street you know well. Maybe one you walk down every single day. But you’re so caught up in your own thinking, wondering what you’re going to have for lunch, or thinking back to a conversation you had earlier, that you end up falling down a hole. At the bottom of this hole, you find yourself thinking, how did I end up here? Worse yet, the next day you do the exact same thing. And then again the next day. It may not sound like an especially cheerful idea but as an analogy for the mind, it’s really helpful, because so often, we follow the same habits of mind, over and over again. And so we find ourselves in an emotional hole. Maybe even a place that’s really painful. But imagine if you started just noticing being more aware of your surroundings. Sure, maybe next time you’d realize it a little too late you’d still end up in the hole again. But maybe the time after that you’d notice the hole and choose to walk around it instead. This is what it means to train the mind. This is what it means to have Headspace.


100 Responses

  1. embasan

    February 23, 2018 12:50 pm

    "This is what it means, to train the mind. This is what it means, to have headspace." I dont know why but that ending tagline makes me feel so calm.

  2. Maico Sertorio

    March 1, 2018 6:54 pm


    I would like to translate your subtitles to portuguese. Is it OK for you?


  3. Rodney Shaw

    March 25, 2018 4:00 pm

    I get caught in this hole a lot, this video does help me a bit but nevertheless this happens to me a lot and i feel trapped and in a state of paranoia

  4. REE EE

    May 10, 2018 12:14 pm

    for myself that dark hole is impulses.. the boring and unhealthy routine and habit of going out getting drunk+smoking on the weekend is my impulse and bad habit. ii REALLY want to make a change and commit to the gym and eating healthy so im going to 100% use headspace 🙂

  5. giulia

    May 21, 2018 4:12 pm

    A unica propaganda que quando aparece nos vídeos eu não passo. Que voz gostosa de se ouvir

  6. flying cacoon

    June 7, 2018 9:04 pm

    Kudos to the animation team,the writer and the anchor!!! They got their new subscriber and app user!!!

  7. Lucas Costa

    June 12, 2018 1:01 am

    Adoro esses vídeos, mas queria que tivesse legenda em português, para poder divulgar mais no Brasil

  8. 80s Nostalgia Channel

    July 21, 2018 12:39 pm

    The channel seems to be awesome. But the ads are annoying. Whenever I put some meditation music, it stops in the middle and this ad pops up on my phone. Tell me, how can I relieve my stress like this?!

  9. kathakali datta

    August 11, 2018 3:33 pm

    Very helpful…. simply awesome…. previously i can't meditate…it suffocates me…the ideas , thoughts were gathering in my mind altogether but it's helps a lot to control my mind..thanks a lot

  10. Hardik Chambial

    September 9, 2018 1:12 pm

    I love headspace………the best app I have ever used………..thank you sooo much for this app……..

  11. Acampandoconfrikis

    October 5, 2018 10:11 pm

    Here in my garage, just bought this new Lamborghini
    It's fun to drive up in Hollywood hills
    But you know what i like a lot more than materialistic things?

  12. thisone

    February 20, 2019 3:31 am

    This seems to be from "There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery" by Portia Nelson:

    I walk down the street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I fall in.
    I am lost… I am helpless.
    It isn't my fault.
    It takes forever to find a way out.

    I walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I pretend I don't see it.
    I fall in again.
    I can't believe I am in the same place.
    But, it isn't my fault.
    It still takes me a long time to get out.

    I walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I see it is there.
    I still fall in. It's a habit.
    My eyes are open.
    I know where I am.
    It is my fault. I get out immediately.

    walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I walk around it.

    I walk down another street."


  13. shady dude

    April 26, 2019 11:05 am

    These videos make my problems so clear to me and really help me understand from a simple perspective and provide a simple solution.

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    June 6, 2019 11:17 am

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