Towards a Quieter Life

post by elriggs · 2019-04-07T18:28:15.225Z · score: 16 (10 votes) · LW · GW · 3 comments

My life is LOUD. Thoughts of fiction, conversations, unrealistic hypotheticals, games, tv shows flood my mind when there's no need to be babbling those thoughts. I have coroutines running in my mind to CHECK YOUR PHONE, YOUR EMAIL, YOUR RSS FEED, ...

Being aware of myself in those moments, I've realized I'm not actually happy doing any of them. Cravings for escapism is not what I want. I want something real, something true... I want reality.

So here's to a quieter life.


I'll check my phone/email after lunch and dinner. If I'm bored, I'll meditate. If I'm tired of meditating, I'll investigate that feeling. If that fails, I can Sabbath for a bit.

When I'm doing something, I'm only doing that. If an unrelated thought comes, I'll accept it and let it go. When I'm done with one thing, I'll go to the next with joy. If I don't have a next thing, I'll make a plan with joy. If that fails, I can Sabbath for a bit.

I'll be strict for the next few weeks, post the results, and go from there.

~Metta

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comment by Hazard · 2019-04-08T13:07:35.134Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yay intents for quiet! Hope you get something out of it.

comment by Alexei · 2019-04-07T23:11:32.332Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Reminds me of this: https://youtu.be/vl-44jDYDJQ

comment by Raemon · 2019-04-08T00:06:47.757Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · LW · GW

That... was such a weird video to have a paid promotion in it.

Also, youtube provided a fairly prominent warning that it had a paid promotion in it, which was... kinda a nice?