May 2, 2020

Insights from @naval on meditation. A powerful thread.

By phy6
  1. Meditation is not you going through thoughts – it’s letting thoughts go through you.
  2. Yoga cultivates Peace of Body. Meditation cultivates Peace of Mind.
  3. Meditation and transcendence are the birthrights of every human being.
  4. Consider meditation as “self-therapy.” Instead of paying a therapist to listen to you, listen to yourself (non-judgementally) until you accept or drop the fears.
  5. Meditation, arts and artisanship, craftsmanship, politics, are other activities with learning curves detached from physical ability.
  6. Meditation is turning off society and listening to yourself. It only “works” when done for its own sake.
  7. Insight meditation lets you run your brain in debug mode until you realize that you’re just a subroutine in a larger program.
  8. Perhaps one reason why yoga and meditation are hard to sustain is that they have no extrinsic value. Purely single-player games.
  9. Meditation is intermittent fasting for the mind. Too much sugar leads to a heavy body, and too many distractions lead to a heavy mind.
  10. If meditation was easy, you’d do nothing else.