On my pleasure practice nature walk, I formed the hypothesis that excessive attachment was preventing me from noticing my preferences, desires, and feelings, and that meditation might help with this. I signed up for a free 10-day Vipassana center meditation retreat.
When I decided to go on the retreat, I had two main benefits in mind:
- Learn to perceive my desires, preferences, and emotions more reliably, by means of being more aware of bodily sensations.
- Learn to be able to look at these and fully perceive them without feeling compelled to act on them.
I got these, and more. Continue reading