Originally posted on TED Blog:

Many people have tried to sell me on the idea of meditating. Sometimes I try it, and have an incredible, refreshing experience. But usually, as I close my eyes and focus on my breathing, while I know that I’m supposed to be letting all thoughts go, more and more fly through my mind. Soon I have a laundry-list of “to-dos” in my head … and then my legs fall asleep. It’s all downhill from there.

Today’s TED Talk, however, might actually convince me to give meditation another shot.

“We live in an incredibly busy world. Our pace of life is often frantic, our minds are always busy, and we’re always doing something,” says Andy Puddicombe at the TEDSalon London Fall 2012. “The sad fact is that we’re so distracted that we are no longer present in the world in which we live. We miss out on the things that…

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~ by pinoro on January 12, 2013.

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  1. Interesting stuff. I have always valued meditation. So do you think that Chi Sau can be thought of as a meditative exercise (done at a certain level of course)?

    • If the meditation is specifically about the active and harmonious relationship with the environement and people, then I think ChiSao could be used for it, no doubt. But that’s gotta be a high level :-) At the moment I’m just using the forms (especially SNT), they are very good for standing nd moving meditation.

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