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“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” - Blaise Pascal, Pensées • Some people with anxiety may actively resist relaxation in favor of worrying, according to new research. The study suggests it’s a way to avoid a large jump in anxiety if something bad really does happen.

Unreadit/Mindfulness
“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” - Blaise Pascal, Pensées r/Meditation • u/_AGK_ share
Some people with anxiety may actively resist relaxation in favor of worrying, according to new research. The study suggests it’s a way to avoid a large jump in anxiety if something bad really does happen. news.psu.edu • r/Meditation • u/Superdudeo share

I have a history of trauma so am deeply familiar with this sensation.

It's more than just trying to avoid a large jump off anxiety though. You become addicted to the feeling because it's what's you have known. I actively feel my brain some days doing quick scans of memories and ideas that cause pain, anything that i can sit and ruminate over and give myself a good kick of chemicals.

Small talk bores me because there is no emotional attachment, i actively search for the painful and intense conversations that leave both parties drained.

It's taking years to recognize and adjust these behaviors but im still deeply aware of the attachment to that heightened state.

u/Subtlelights
“Wherever you are be there totally. if you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally” - Eckhart Tolle, The Power Of Now r/Meditation • u/musiqueman22 share
"At any point along the way, you can realize that the real void is the one you're looking out of, not the one you're looking into" - Adyashanti r/Meditation • u/singham share
Mike Tyson may be the best living example of psychedelics changing someone for the better r/Psychonaut • u/meatre12 share

Especially for all the baby boomers that watched him be a complete fuck for his entire boxing career.

Mike Tyson is the reason why I got into psychedelics. To see an absolute monster turn into a teddy bear just from a DMT trip is amazing in my opinion

u/ProbingTime

He says he always hated that persona and being that person and that once he stopped boxing he was able to be more of himself. No doubt psychedelics likely helped him let go of that person, but I think his desire to change from within is really what did it for him and the psychedelics were more of something that pushed him into the change. I myself have had profound realizations from DMT but in my experiences and I think most people it is not the psychedelics themselves that change people, but rather help them understand why/how they must change their actions in order to change themselves. This is no knock on psychedelics believe me, but psychedelics alone do not just up and change people, it's much deeper and more involved than that. Psychedelics might be the match, but if you don't gather the wood, you have nothing to light.

u/randymarshal

I never heard of this, this is great!

here is link with him on joe rogan talking about it for anyone who needs it

https://youtu.be/kcP0DG4wLUQ

u/woopshowdidigethere
Just a reminder that when an unpleasant thought arises during meditation, not only should you accept it without judgement, but name one thing you are grateful for that came of this unpleasant situation/thing that is giving you unpleasant feelings. r/Meditation • u/telephonecallsme share

I think this depends on what type of meditation you're practicing and what your goal is. If you're a casual meditator who does it 5 mins every few days, it could be nice. More serious practices require you to remain equanimous with either negative or positive thoughts. In this sense, you're trying to "balance" the negative with a positive. You should let the negative thought be without trying to revive a positive feeling/thought with gratefulness. Just let it be.

u/username_1288
Importance of Meditation r/Buddhism • u/saswaty share
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