Antsy Exit | Tinkered Thinking

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Key Takeaways

  • A novice meditator will often come across an instance during a session when they just want ‘out’:”
    • There’s so much to do…and the idea of sitting for 10 or 20 minutes doing nothing just seems like it’s not the greatest idea today. Even then, a novice meditator can experience this antsyness for the session to be over without any obvious external reason.” – Tinkered Thinking
  • When you’re feeling anxiety while meditating, ask yourself:“What exactly would I be running away from?” – Tinkered Thinking
  • “The ability to pause, be thoughtful and determine the way you wish to interact or be at peace with circumstance is the core aim of stoicism.  It’s also, as it turns out, much the same result that a practice of mindfulness meditation achieves.”Tinkered Thinking
    • As a stoic, you get to decide how you want to react to anxiety

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Meditation Advice

  • A novice meditator will often come across an instance during a session when they just want ‘out’:
    • “There’s so much to do…and the idea of sitting for 10 or 20 minutes doing nothing just seems like it’s not the greatest idea today. Even then, a novice meditator can experience this antsyness for the session to be over without any obvious external reason.” – Tinkered Thinking
  • When you’re feeling anxiety while meditating, ask yourself:
    • “What exactly would I be running away from?” – Tinkered Thinking
  • “It’s that vivid thread that meditation enables us to grow closer, and with enough time, and practice, that thread becomes a tool used to stitch together a better life.” – Tinkered Thinking

Stoicism & Meditation

  • The philosophy of stoicism is a practice of internal direction before external influences
    • In other words, you decide how to feel about events and not the other way around
  • “The ability to pause, be thoughtful and determine the way you wish to interact or be at peace with circumstance is the core aim of stoicism.  It’s also, as it turns out, much the same result that a practice of mindfulness meditation achieves.”Tinkered Thinking
    • As a stoic, you get to decide how you want to react to anxiety
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Notes By Alex Wiec

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