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(Inc)   Apparently, Bill Gates does this for 10 minutes 3 times a week, which means you should too. Surprisingly, it's not diving into a vault full of gold and treasure   (inc.com) divider line
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2020-07-04 5:25:01 AM  
Meditation Pornhub. Potato Pohtatoh
 
2020-07-04 5:31:22 AM  
Is it sexy time with Mrs. Gates? DNRTFA
 
2020-07-04 7:38:43 AM  
Meditation is taking some time to create some peace. To clear your head. To start fresh, and without preconceptions. Various traditions exist around the world, in many disparate cultures. It's not magic. It's not mystical. It's just clearing your headspace of all the jitters, any rancor, worries, and essentially clearing out some the baggage you carry around. Or at least a chance to put it down for a bit.

Breathing isn't mystical. It's a tool. To help you focus. Yoga poses aren't magic, they're just a tool. Prayers and devotions are just tools. There are many different methods to find this state, but they all demand that you take a few minutes to devote to your own mental health. It's like a cool down and rest period after exercising. That's it.

This isn't going to make you rich. It's not going to make you instantly a better person. And it takes time to master, and to see any results. It's just quieting all the scattershotness that IS human brain functions. It's a tool to help you focus. It is work. But it is directed, and for a purpose. Think of it like stretching before and after a workout. Not just the actual physical portion of the show, but the ritual and the routine get you prepared to work. All the different methods are just paths towards this. To take the time and focus and prepare yourself by emptying out all the random garbage you carry around. Just set it down a few seconds, and take some time.
 
2020-07-04 7:46:47 AM  
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2020-07-04 8:06:14 AM  
Been at it for 40 years. I attribute much to the practice, teach and recommend it.  Probably would have ended up farking in my parents' basement even without it, but still.
 
2020-07-04 8:16:53 AM  
Masterbate?
 
2020-07-04 8:18:12 AM  
Inject tracking chips into the homeless?
 
2020-07-04 8:20:50 AM  
poops?
 
2020-07-04 8:22:02 AM  
I couldn't give two shiats what a plutocratic asshole like Bill Gates does when it comes to anything.
 
2020-07-04 8:26:30 AM  
"and it won't make one bit of difference if I answer right or wrong, if you're rich they think you really know."
 
2020-07-04 8:36:52 AM  
Nice ad for Headspace.
 
2020-07-04 8:38:15 AM  
I've gotten way into meditation since the corona started. Improved neural plasticity and emotional resilience is coming in pretty handy right now.
 
2020-07-04 8:38:21 AM  

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Came for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2020-07-04 8:48:05 AM  
Hoping it was throw darts at a board with Trump's picture on it.
Truly disappointed.
 
2020-07-04 8:51:02 AM  
Or you could spark a doobie.
 
2020-07-04 8:51:10 AM  
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2020-07-04 8:57:18 AM  
Gets back rub from Ballmer?
 
2020-07-04 9:05:15 AM  

Salmon: Masterbate?


3 times a week? Amateur.
 
2020-07-04 9:11:41 AM  
Is that enough to fly around with transcendental meditation?
 
2020-07-04 9:13:36 AM  
Clicks those pesky links "See where X is living now will make you cry..." and immediately feels better.
 
2020-07-04 9:25:15 AM  
If I had Bill Gates cash I'd be hiring a team of 20k a minute half cyborg swedish acrobat masseuses to create new headspace for me. Not sex stuff, just throw me around a bit ya know? Hide in the pottery and surprise me when I'm stressed. From having such a disgustingly large amount of money. Non-essential oils. 12 minutes 4 times a week.

Wealth is wasted on the rich.
 
2020-07-04 9:30:22 AM  

neglogon: Hoping it was throw darts at a board with Trump's picture on it.
Truly disappointed.


Really? This has nothing to do with Trump and that's your response?
 
2020-07-04 9:35:34 AM  
Oem oem oem oem ome
 
2020-07-04 9:54:39 AM  

eiger: I couldn't give two shiats what a plutocratic asshole like Bill Gates does when it comes to anything.


Wow.
 
2020-07-04 10:02:23 AM  

eiger: I couldn't give two shiats what a plutocratic asshole like Bill Gates does when it comes to anything.


🤔😁😂💀
 
2020-07-04 10:11:10 AM  
I tried it and it works. I have dozens of dollars to show for it.
 
2020-07-04 10:26:59 AM  
I do not find his wife to be particularly hot, but what the heck?
 
2020-07-04 10:29:17 AM  

Another Government Employee: Nice ad for Headspace.


...but my dog keeps eating grass.
 
2020-07-04 10:36:34 AM  
I've seen the benefits of mindfulness meditation in my own personal practice, as well as with numerous clients I've worked with. Its principles and teachings, especially when applied through the framework of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, have been incredibly helpful for me with regard to my own emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. I've observed my ability to both manage stress and develop more communicative, fulfilling relationships with others grow significantly as a result of my regular practice of mindfulness.

Like any skill it takes consistent, intentional practice and requires guidance, whether it's in the form of an app, an online class, or listening to guided meditations on YouTube - but I would recommend it to anyone!

/I've used Headspace but personally much prefer the Ten Percent Happier app
//licensed clinical psychologist, btw :)
///If you try it I hope you get something out of it!
 
2020-07-04 10:48:10 AM  
I've found meditation more effective than ritual magick in managing focus and dealing with emotions. I've been using the 10% Happier app and find their teacher line up to be really good. Sam Harris's Waking Up app had good content, but I found the version of the app I used for Android to be janky.

Pairing meditation with regular talk therapy has been deeply beneficial.
 
2020-07-04 10:50:33 AM  
Two Words: Tantric Masturbation
 
2020-07-04 10:51:24 AM  

Vacation Bible School: Inject tracking chips into the homeless?


"Where is he now?"

"Taking a dump in the Microsoft HQ lobby."
 
2020-07-04 10:54:19 AM  
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2020-07-04 11:08:06 AM  
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/ he doesn't look like the 10+ min type...
 
2020-07-04 11:41:12 AM  
Must be nice to have that kind of money and not have to worry about anything. I'd like to do that three days a week.
 
2020-07-04 11:41:38 AM  
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2020-07-04 12:01:16 PM  
No thanks, I have my own beauty regimen, which is maintaining my Bill Gates like good looks.
 
2020-07-04 12:14:11 PM  

adj_m: If I had Bill Gates cash I'd be hiring a team of 20k a minute half cyborg swedish acrobat masseuses to create new headspace for me. Not sex stuff, just throw me around a bit ya know? Hide in the pottery and surprise me when I'm stressed. From having such a disgustingly large amount of money. Non-essential oils. 12 minutes 4 times a week.

Wealth is wasted on the rich.


So, you want to hire a team of Catos?
 
2020-07-04 12:14:35 PM  

felching pen: Is it sexy time with Mrs. Gates? DNRTFA


Headline says minutes, not strokes.
 
2020-07-04 12:18:09 PM  

eiger: I couldn't give two shiats what a plutocratic asshole like Bill Gates does when it comes to anything.


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2020-07-04 1:47:09 PM  
boink this chick?
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2020-07-04 2:20:07 PM  
FTFA: Puddicombe, who is a former Buddhist monk and a former circus clown...

Wow, there's a story there.

I've tried to meditate, but can never seem to slow my brain down enough. When I do manage, I tend to nap instead.
 
2020-07-04 4:17:05 PM  

NearCanuck: adj_m: If I had Bill Gates cash I'd be hiring a team of 20k a minute half cyborg swedish acrobat masseuses to create new headspace for me. Not sex stuff, just throw me around a bit ya know? Hide in the pottery and surprise me when I'm stressed. From having such a disgustingly large amount of money. Non-essential oils. 12 minutes 4 times a week.

Wealth is wasted on the rich.

So, you want to hire a team of Catos?


I mean, I'd prefer the swedish cyborgs, but might settle for a team of re-animated Roman senator clones, I suppose!
 
2020-07-04 4:53:46 PM  
Next we'll learn Gates invested in Headspace. That app seems like the sort of thing a cult would use to recruit people or milk insecure idiots.
 
2020-07-04 7:57:28 PM  

adj_m: NearCanuck: adj_m: If I had Bill Gates cash I'd be hiring a team of 20k a minute half cyborg swedish acrobat masseuses to create new headspace for me. Not sex stuff, just throw me around a bit ya know? Hide in the pottery and surprise me when I'm stressed. From having such a disgustingly large amount of money. Non-essential oils. 12 minutes 4 times a week.

Wealth is wasted on the rich.

So, you want to hire a team of Catos?

I mean, I'd prefer the swedish cyborgs, but might settle for a team of re-animated Roman senator clones, I suppose!


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2020-07-05 8:43:40 PM  
Mesmerize > headspace If you have ADHD
 
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