Enables the detachment of the Self. Trying to meditate every single day, first thing in the morning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_3p81GmHEg&ab_channel=BryanJohnson starting from 35:49 really sold me.
Links of transcripts for Waking Up
Relation with Stoicism?
Why meditate? The quality of your mind determines the quality of your life.
“The purpose of meditation isn’t merely to de stress, or to sleep better, or to learn to be a little less neurotic. The purpose is to radically transform your sense of who and what you are.”
The crucial point is that we don’t know we’re dreaming.
gets to mind
expanding your consciousness consciousness is what is aware of you awareness is the feeling consciousness is what observes the feeling
From Saeejith: The flame is like a magnifying glass, you can move the flame through your body.
- and then you can simulate everything. That is cool
You become what you pay attention to.
Progress of meditation?
- Regular practice
- Antidote to psychological suffering (when you pay attention, it actually helps)
- Understand meditation is not about being calm, consciousness is already free of the feeling of self. Glimpse the freedom of consciousness.
- Examine the intrinsic freedom
Your suffering doesn’t come from the outside, you take responsibility for it.