I do and i can see it helps. I am surprised that at work it is not as popular as other health activities. Do you guys meditate? If yes, what methods do you use? And do you agree it should be encouraged at work?
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- Google / EngkyI do 2 hrs daily. I practice Vipasana. Completely transformed my life. Definitely should be promoted at work.
- Intel / OtherquittinI am trying it out on the headspace app but I'm falling asleep even while sitting
- Yes. I learned about it at Intel during a really stressful high anxiety time a few years back. Being the skeptic, I dismissed. Then I was at a conference 5 years ago and met the CTO at Cisco and he swore by it to be mindful, calm, creative and innovative. He taught me how and now I do 2x per day. Swear by it. Strongly encourage it at work. Teach your kids too. Wish my parents had. It would have saved some needless suffering.... try Awake@Intel on Circuit.
- I have tried meditation. It never really did anything for me. I think most people who claim they are getting some benefit from it are just riding the bandwagon. It's just a popular thing to do right now.
- My point is he is suggesting the reason I didn't get the benefits of meditation was because I didn't do it consistent "enough", or I didn't do it for a long "enough" duration. This is consistent with how when people don't see the benefits of miracles people say, oh its because you didn't go to church "enough" or you didn't believe hard "enough".
My meditation practice was very consistent and I tried various durations. From very 5-10 minutes twice a day, or long 30 minutes to an hour once a day. It never did much for me. I'd rather go relax or get work done.
People claim the benefit from meditation for the same reason people see Jesus on toast. They don't want to be the "unenlightened one". This is probably mostly a subconscious lie we tell ourselves, but it's crappy because people try to sell poor people meditation books/swag/courses because they want people to believe it's a path to success. But it's just another scam to swindle you out of your time and money like religion, or 1000 other "self help" systems.
Don't meditate. Manage your time. Work hard. Relax by doing something you enjoy, not torturing yourself staring at the back of your eyelids.
- Meditation is something like mind relaxing exercise. Clear out your thoughts and gives you more calming experience. Nap doesn’t do that. Also now there are scientific explanations as well. It produces some kind of waves in you which are good for you.
Also meditation is all about being aware about yourself whereas nap is totally opposite
- I definitely recommend a guided meditation for newbies. You need to anchor your focus to something when you start. A breath cycle is easy. Also, you can passively notice all types of sounds around you (fans, clicks, coughs, groans, water) without getting sucked into listening to the meaning of a conversation.
- The goal of meditation is to willfully reach a state of calm. The first few times, you may not even be able to focus. Eventually, I got to a point where I just needed to sit down and could willfully reach my calm immediately. The idea is that you can become super chill 1-2x a day to reset yourself