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Michael Wiersma
Michael Wiersma

The Story Behind the Wise xMonks

Breathe by Breath

Where is Your Life? It is Found Between Your Breathing in and Breathing Out

When we decided to start an NFT project we wanted to do things differently. A lot of time went into research and development. We had discussions about our goals and how we could make a difference, the blockchain to implement it on, and the benefit to the holders. As a result,  we had 6 different ideas, all with one goal: To change the lives of our future holders and community in the best way possible. How? We asked ourselves: Why not bring meditation to the blockchain? And so we did. After all, our sacred objective is for you to become the best version of yourself.

If you found us and are reading this (it must be fate), you know that we live on a fast and hectic planet that keeps on spinning leaving us in a dizzying haze. In this world, you probably work more than 8 hours a day, trying as much to keep up with the latest crypto projects while trying to have a social life. At least, I am. We often find ourselves plodding along in the stodgy humdrum of this banausic process. The question that begs is whether we have some semblance of inner peace in this minutiae milieu of existence. Are we to keep up with this tempo for the rest of our lives? A busy life necessitates a mind at ease. Thus, by becoming a Monk you join a community of meditation and mindfulness. It has been proved that daily meditation can be a real life-changer. For good. Why do you think a lot of CEOs are doing it? Exactly.

Bald & Bold Art

The first and most noticeable thing about our monks is the art. Upon establishing that we were going ahead with the project, we knew that everything had to be unique, special, like YOU. It needed to be so distinctive that our artwork could be hung on a wall like a Picasso one day. It doesn’t matter whether that was in the metaverse, at home, or just as tradable art. As such, we ploughed the web for great artists, and we found one, an extremely talented guy named Harm, who is now our Monkasso and co-founder of this endeavour. 

All of the monks are unrepeatable. The collection will eventually have a maximum of 10.000 monks. The first collection of 2.000 OGs will be the initial ones that deploy when XLS20 is ready. Furthermore, there will be a small congregation of super-rare monks, rare monks, and exclusive collabs. Collectively, we have created more than 40 attributes and a large part of these rarity aspects come from community feedback. After the preliminary drop, we will create 8 more collections of 1.000 unique art pieces. Typically, the commencing ensemble is the most valuable. So, go ahead and become one with a Monk. Each monk is especial and when you get to minting, you might just get a super rare edition. Imagine a monk with a designer hat, the contrast is always in balance in the temple.

Should You Become Monk?

The temple is always open for new monks, and we know being your highest self takes more deliberate effort to cut than just possessing a singular piece of digital art. We want to help you do more. That is why we are teaming up with remarkable blockchain developers to create an extraordinary app.

The app is your personal mantra tool towards Nirvana. It doesn’t matter what you do in life, whether you are an entrepreneur, a doctor, or a finance guy, you will master each element of your life- powered by the winning mindset of a Shàolín monk. You will be able to close your eyes and traipse through the Amazon, guided by your favourite hero to keep you honest in the journey of self-discovery. Visualise receiving peaceful reminders to JUST breathe in, breathe out at opportune times when the app knows you need it. Picture this, you, nipping at your Bonsai tree to the peaceful sounds of you BECOMING. What can we say? The best is yet to come and then some- all in one app to elevate you to a higher consciousness. Enter the peaceful world of meditation and mindfulness.

The app will be subscription-based (a couple of euros per month); holders of an XMONK NFT will have lifetime free access to all functionalities. What is your XMONK really worth? You do the math. We will also donate 5% of our proceeds to charities. 

Our temples will be exclusively available to our XMONK holders. But here’s the thing! Building a metaverse temple will take time- but fret not- we will be granting access to our holders to other utilities until we can open the temple doors to you into the metaverse. What utilities, you ask? Think collabs with projects, giveaways, and airdrops predicated on your “hodling” capacity. The token sales shall be used as funding for our larger plan, this is not a rug pull, we are here for the long haul. With a kickass growing team, a band of cool influencers, we want to make sure that your temple stay is something you can’t miss out on, indeed. 

We are monks, and we take our time when creating something better than good. Remember: when it gets silent in the temple, it means we are working on something grand.

Read this before you start your day

A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He oars his boat out to the middle of the lake, rests it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own. With his eyes still shut, he senses his anger rising, and by the time he opens his eyes, he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared disturb his meditation. However, at which time he opens his eyes, he marvels at the empty boat that had probably gotten untethered and floated to the middle of the lake. At that moment, the monk has an epiphany, and understands that the anger lurks within him; it merely needs to be acted upon by an external object to provoke it out of him. Henceforth, whenever he comes across someone who irritates him or elicits his anger, he reminds himself, “The other person is merely an empty boat. The anger is within me.” In such a moment of introspection, one realises that the power of balance lies in oneself.



Michael Wiersma
Michael Wiersma