Best article I've ever read about meditation.

"Meditating 30 minutes a day, from age 21 until the American male average of 79 yields 10,585 hours, or 441 full days in meditation. Why spend 1.21 years sitting with eyes closed, legs crossed, doing nothing?"
 https://medium.com/@OshanJarow/why-i-meditate-3c82a1f17172 

“Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered…”

- Maria Rilke, "Letters to a Young Poet."

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"Conflating the stream of narration in our heads with the entire stream of consciousness reduces consciousness to nothing but our linguistic representations. We lose all that exists in the spaces words cannot enter. We live in but a sliver of consciousness."

- @TheMusingMind

David Foster Wallace suffered — fatally — from the opaque wall between language and its underlying sensations.

His words below.

Here's Ludwig Wittgenstein:

“…what can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence…The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.”

Keep your eye on @TheMusingMind.

Absolutely phenomenal writer.

"A primary function of art is leading us beyond the trail markers of sense, into the dark wood below language that we spend much of our lives imperfectly expressing, grasping at with punctured nets of language."

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When it comes to consciousness, words are the tip of the iceberg:

"A primary function of art is leading us beyond the trail markers of sense, into the dark wood below language that we spend much of our lives imperfectly expressing, grasping at with punctured nets of language."


You can follow @david_perell.



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