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Observations After a Year of Meditation
I started experimenting with a meditation practice about a year-and-a-half ago and began practicing daily a bit over a year ago. As of this post, I’ve meditated every day for the last 430 days. I meditate anywhere between five and 45 minutes - lately it’s been about 30 minutes, with a total average of ~21 minutes. Earlier this week, I felt pure, red-hot, blood-boiling anger for the first time that I can remember since I started meditating and I credit my meditation practice for both the fact that I was able to get over my anger extremely quickly and for the fact that I can scarcely remember the last time I was actually really angry about something. My experience with meditation has been subtle, but still profound and there have been a few things in particular that I’ve noticed shifting over the last year. . . .
Leaving Charlotte & New Orleans
Leaving Charlotte was intense - moving day was long as it always is, but this move felt mentally much harder than others. The effort of getting rid of so much personal stuff and saying goodbye to so many things (mostly my sourdough starter, RIP) and so many people that have been a large part of my life for the last several years was draining. That isn’t to say I got rid of everything - I have a 5x10 storage unit packed to the brim with some furniture, boxes, a childhood’s worth of Legos, and a lot of kitchen supplies that I didn’t want to part with. . . .
The Journey to Nomading
“Where are you from?” A question most people don’t think twice about, but lately I’ve had to consider it more carefully. What do I say to that? Do I tell people where I was born? Do I tell them where I was last? Do I tell them the last place I lived permanently? Do I just tell them I’m from the city I’m currently living in? . . .