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@genkaku Thanks for the really thoughtful reply. This fear of mine goes back to middle and high school. I was physically small and socially inept, and was in constant fear of being hassled, ridiculed… ((more))
For a while, I’ve been following Ajahn Brahm’s meditation technique that he outlines here: . Essentially the idea is to relax the mind without forcing the mind to stillness. This is a mistake I had … ((more))
For a long time, video games were one of my chief coping mechanisms. When life became too overwhelming, or my social life too underwhelming, I would retreat into a video game. And it worked...sort of… ((more))
* Certain methods I've found to be an effective antidote for depression
* Feeling much more relaxed and peaceful/stress reduction
* A more balanced perspective on life
* Good for feeling less over… ((more))