The best meditators tell you that you do not need commentary to meditate.
Except, when I don’t.
It is quite understandable that when your brain is performing at its best, it does not need commentary.
However, if it is surrounded by loads of noise (real and virtual) from outside, it is never wrong to pick up commentary.
As you gain mastery, the need for commentary reduces.
The goal of meditation is to calm your self, not to repeat the uncalm version during the time you had set apart for meditation.
Anyone can “get it done” by working late nights, being on phone 24*7 and “hustling” too hard.
The real hard work is sleeping on time, knowing when to disconnect from the devices (yes the devices that make you money), and not push too hard and let your boredom make things happen.
The smart ones choose Option 2.
The ones who want to look “smart” keep writing on Internet about it – because, busy!
What’s the point of living life if you don’t even know where your day passes or your body has become what even a senior citizen’s body isn’t or in this endless consumption, you didn’t even remember a line of what you consumed.
Slow down is the new fasttrack.
Having some weird ideas, don’t know when (or if) I’ll be executing on them, but let’s see:
- Be an English teacher to Class 11 and 12 students.
- Have a coaching curriculum online.
- Open a piano (read: keyboard) only Instagram account.
- Adopt a plant.
- Get on a counselling with millennials and GenZ (just like in my book Fit Doesn’t Fit)
- Do nothing for a week, other than reading and reflecting.
- Switch off the phone for a day a week. (Soon to be!)
Let’s see where things go:)
Btw, 1, 2, 6 and 7 are in progress – which may even lead to 5 getting somewhere in place. Let’s see!