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Jan 06, 2019 00:52:51

Not as you saw it on T.V.

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Miguel Urdaneta

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I started meditating not only because I'm a Southamerican guy trying to emulate the habits of succeful corporate people in Silicon Valley (although that might have played a part. Lame, but is better to keep it honest); the aim, really, is to improve concentration through the practice, and maybe to ease the turnmoil inside while in the early stages of abstinence from addicitions, the results have been surprisingly gratifying and nothing like I expected. 

Being raised on a TV diet and using it as a comfortable companion on during the times I'd rather be dead had the fallout effect of making me conceptualize future scenarios in a made for the screen way. So, I was expecting a sherlockian increase in my mental habilities, which of course didn't happen, what I got instead is a rewarding peace that comes from inhabiting fully a present in which you rather not be involved in, paradoxically this makes it more tolerable, beautiful, and cinematic even, like the way you appreciate an independent movie if you're into it: the shadows and lighting have a beauty of its own that enriches the narrative of our story, the texture of the prosaic becomes infinitely complex and appreciation worthy, the air, mysterious. It makes being aware of what you'd rather ignore changeable instead of painful. 

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    @miguelurdaneta Welcome there :) Thanks for sharing. How long have you been meditating?

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 06, 2019 22:23:45
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      @basilesamel Hello, again. Gosh, I really had forgotten about this site (I emigrated recently, so I've been busy, sorry about that). I don't keep a record, but i think I've been meditating for more than a year now, and the benefits really started to kick in, it's truly life changing, like when in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance the narrator refers to Galileo, who's discovery of the true orbit of the earth changed everything but I didn't changed nothing at the same time, you know? It's a great book... do you like to meditate?

      Miguel Urdaneta avatar Miguel Urdaneta | Jun 16, 2019 06:11:17
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      @miguelurdaneta I do but I don't get to meditate as often as I'd like to :P Never read this book but heard a lot about it, might give it a try :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 16, 2019 07:07:50
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      @basilesamel I strongly recommend it, it's shifts your perspective. On the meditation side, 10-20 minutes a day sessions can have really amazing results if you do them consistently.

      Miguel Urdaneta avatar Miguel Urdaneta | Jun 16, 2019 19:51:54
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