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About two years ago I decided to set aside twenty minutes a day to sit and meditate. I made this commitment simply on the basis of articles I had read that indicated a regular meditation practice is good for health and creativity. I had never taken any formal training but I had heard that one method was to just follow your breath and gently bring your attention back to your breath as your mind wandered.

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After a year of practice I began to notice subtle changes. For one I was becoming less reactive to incidents that would usually push my buttons. Out of curiosity I started interviewing people who had been mediating for some time to find out what they were experiencing. What I’ve found has been quite exciting.

Next week we are launching our new website and I’ll start sharing my discoveries of these ‘inner worlds’ with you on my blog. Stay tuned!

7 Responses to “Beginning My Discovery of Inner Worlds”

  1. Martín Herrera

    Phil, I look forward to these new posts. I’ve been meditating for twelve years now. Every day about forty minutes. It has become such an integral part of my day that I can no longer imagine to go by without it more than a day. It’s one of those things that I truly appreciate about my life. Take care! m.

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    • Phil Borges

      Martin, so great to hear from you. I wish I knew you meditated when we were together in Guatemala. I would’ve had so many questions to ask. Please keep in touch!

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  2. Vivian Fulk

    I started meditating daily using Holosync 4 years ago. It is a progressive process for brain wave entrainment. I also work with a shaman and Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. For me, the most poignant part of your research and TED is the confirmation regarding mental illness and gifts in our culture. I have two older brothers that were diagnosed with schizophrenia and I made a conscious choice not to have children because of their illness. Now in my post menopause stage of life, I am finding my gifts and have found gifted mentors. I focused all my life on left brain thinking and now my heart is joining is the only way I can explain it. Anyway, I will be following your work. It is both fascinating and resonates.

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    • Debra

      Vivian, I so appreciate you mentioning the gift component of our mental health. It reminds me of a quote: ‘The best things we have come from madness, when it is given as a gift of the god’ (Plato, Phaedrus 244a).

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  3. karen k redding

    Hi Phil, I took a class with you a while ago in Venice, CA. I continue to share your areas of interest and the benefits of a (Vipassana) meditation practice. I’m very happy to find you here now…

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