Meditation is incorrectly assumed by many to be the practice of controlling one's thoughts.

Instead, meditation rests on the most fundamental truth
We cannot control our thoughts.

What we can do instead, is to be aware of our thoughts.
Mindfulness thus isn't about thinking more clearly about the experience.

Mindfulness is about EXPERIENCING more clearly.
Including how our thoughts arise as well.
If I were asked, which 2 things have completely altered your life meaningfully, it will be
Meditating & working out

I started working out when I turned 32
I started meditation at 36

It is never too late to begin respecting your mind and body.
A thread I wrote on how at the age of 32 I was "thrown" into fitness

I haven't dared to write a thread on Meditation, so sharing what I think is a great start

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Seeking help is the most fundamental way of learning.

When we think of seeking help, we mostly think people.
But if we broaden the definition, it becomes obvious that we can seek help from anything.
Books, videos, tools.

The key is "what are you seeking help for"
I am privileged to be in a spot where a lot of people reach out seeking help.

Over the last few years, here are some very avoidable mistakes I have regularly observed people make.
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Mistakes I made in my first job

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I assumed speed of response equals intelligence.
I was always eager to quickly finish my work, because I wanted to known as "he gets things done super fast".

We are not paid to get things done fast.
We are paid to get things done right.
I figured I was so low in the hierarchy that if there was an error in my work, someone above me would catch it.
I thought that was their job - to identify errors in their team.

If you wait for your managers to catch your errors, they are now doing your work.
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How I spend my day

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My day is split into 4 distinct sections
1. Morning (until 930am) - dedicated to me
2. First half (until 1230pm) - dedicated to my work
3. Second half (until 530pm) - dedicated to external engagements
4. Evening (until 930pm) - dedicated to family

This has been so for 4+ yrs


I wake up at 430am
The first thing I do is to get a glass of water, sit on the floor cross legged and sip it like wine.

No phone.
No person.
Just me and and my water.

This is when I mostly think about the day to come, maybe remember a dream. No agenda!
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21 Oct
I am privileged that a lot of people write in seeking help.

What shocks me, consistently, is how few of them...
...know WHAT help they need.

My standard response to most emails is my favorite question
“How can I help”

And it saddens me how many people do not know the response to this question.
Bad answers to this question

- Want to bounce off my idea
- I am confused
- Get your views on my thoughts
- Need 15mins of your time
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16 Oct
How I read my books

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For the past 4 years, I have managed to read 40-45 books in a year.
After a lot of trial and error, I think I have arrived at a way of reading books that works for me.

It all starts with a routine.
I read every morning, for 30-45 mins.
This is after 90 mins of waking up, once I am done with my meditation, my singing and my "sipping water like wine" routine (a story for another day)

I have read everyday for the longest time I know.
Almost at the same time everyday.
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