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Burra Maluca
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I've never been any good at meditating. I was raised to believe that meditating was an 'emptying of the mind' which would let the devil in, so I was scared of it. The first time I tried, I was so scared of the devil appearing that my mind filled with screams, and I didn't try again for years. With a little guidance, I did manage once or twice to have at least some kind of restful experience, if not anything particularly deep.

Then I bought a few books, studied them dutifully, and tried again. It worked. I became intensely peaceful and a vision of a shallow pool appeared before me, with leaves and flowers floating on the surface. And a needle. As I watched, the needle began to turn. I was so excited - I'd found my inner compass and it was guiding me! And of course, the needle froze as I stopped simply observing and began to think again. 'Just relax,' I told myself, 'relax, relax...' But the vision began to fade. And the lesson had been learned.

Just relax, and let your inner compass guide you. And stop overthinking everything!
David Livingston
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Never been into formal meditation my self by my partner is into it big time ( Dali llama , tech na than etc etc ) I always think life is too short I could be doing something like watching the bees or getting my fingers dirty
I think my compass points down to the earth
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