Tag: Meditation

  • Side Effects of Anti-depressants: Accidental Mindfulness

    I have been battling with my mind for a few years now. I tried talk therapy, CBT, medication, meditation, exercising, morning routines, dusk routines, pre-sleep shut down routines, mushroom elixir, you name it. What I have learned is some of these might work for some of the time. Hence it is important that I accept…

  • 6 Words for the Next Decade

    That might make our suffering slightly more bearable . Source: https://www.libertaddigital.com/internacional/mundo/2015-03-26/tatooine-el-planeta-de-star-wars-a-punto-de-caer-en-manos-del-estado-islamico-1276544142/ On the last day of this decade, I couldn’t help but to be lamely sentimental. The following six words are very trite but alas this is who I am. After all, I am the kind who believes in the force and adores Bambi. Confusion, Conflicts,…

  • How Do I Want To Feel in 2020?

    “Like this?” (https://tw.manhuagui.com/comic/2592/450147.html#p=113) I did it. In 2019, I quit my 20+ year-long corporate career and started to be on my own. I did it. In 2019, I went to a 10-day meditation retreat. I did it. I achieved my 2019 goal- I did it. Hence in 2019 life has taken a few turns and…

  • 為乜靜觀?

    如果你問我打坐/冥想究竟有乜實際用途,唯一一樣野我可以好肯定咁答你,就係我依家比以前更加為意到,其實我經常唔為意自己嘅行為同思想。

  • The Ultra Review: 10-Day Vipassana 🧘🏻‍♂️ Silent Retreat in Hong Kong (Part 1 of 3)

    The Ultra Review: 10-Day Vipassana 🧘🏻‍♂️ Silent Retreat in Hong Kong (Part 1 of 3)

    First, that wasn’t a retreat. It was a Buddhist monk boot camp! The word retreat signals comfort. This was anything but comfortable. It had all the classic attributes of a boot camp: hardship, excruciating self-inflicted pain, extreme restrictions, irrational submissions, perennial failures, imaginary successes, why-the-fuck-am-i-doing-this, I-am-quitting, I-suck, and ultimately self-fulfilling sense of reward. I figure…

  • The Ultra Review: 10-Day Vipassana 🧘🏽‍♀️ Silent Retreat in Hong Kong (Part 2 of 3)

    The Ultra Review: 10-Day Vipassana 🧘🏽‍♀️ Silent Retreat in Hong Kong (Part 2 of 3)

    Stardusts, gong baths, and the madness of Vipassana (insight) Meditation (Part 2 of 3. Go to Part 1, Part 3) The purpose of this boot camp was meditation. The conditions and setup of the retreat were there to allow us to experience the madness of meditation fully. Vipassana meditation was all about building awareness of…

  • The Ultra Review: 10-Day Vipassana 🧚🏼‍♂️ Silent Retreat in Hong Kong (Part 3 of 3)

    The Ultra Review: 10-Day Vipassana 🧚🏼‍♂️ Silent Retreat in Hong Kong (Part 3 of 3)

    Torture of pillows, insanity, greatest game on earth. (Part 3 of 3. Go to Part 1, Part 2) 6. Quitter, Wimp, Pain Around 20% of the male participants quitted. Most of them left on day 2, and some on day 6 and beyond. I wanted to quit every other day. I would come up with ridiculous…

  • Attunement: From 靖 to 齊

    Attunement: From 靖 to 齊 My own pep talk before a 10 day silent meditation retreat. I am anxious. I am worried if I would sleep well, if I would lose my muscle mass, if I would lose my shit, if I would quit early. I want to achieve too much: something closer to enlightenment,…

  • The Importance of Bathrooms

    Power outlets: YES | Bathroom: NO | Tranquility: GOOD | My-Life-Is-Great: Okay la I noticed a few things during my first week of retirement. First, I need a much better way to capture thoughts. There were more thoughts, they were more random, and they were more fleeting. This was likely because I wasn’t in the confines…

  • 最仆街嘅game

    咁仆街嘅game,仲玩?