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Lately I've taken back to playing video games. Skyrim is one of my favorites. I got the Special Edition for my birthday. But I've noticed in replaying I am more mindful now. I like walking through the forests and listening to the orchestral music, seeing moose and flowers and rivers, instead of taking quick travel.
Is this real mindfulness? I think so. Video games are immersive experiences. Too much is bad, too violent is bad. But if you are immersed in a beautiful experience, why not appreciate it?
What's more, I was talking to friends and explained that every blade of grass, every random rabbit and pond, had to be coded and designed and inserted by someone. The skyrim game has over 800 books. 300 are simply for lore. I think that's amazing.
Is there a Gamer Buddha? Or a Skyrim Buddha? I hope I meet him