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What are some intellectual, non-spiritual/religious uses for meditation and how do you do it?

By intellectual, I mean heightened thinking and understanding of things, and I would emphasize real life over philosphy in that. OR subjects, like math or history, or some literature you read, etc.

The rest of my question I think is self-explanatory; I don’t really know what meditation entails of, what the goal is for your state of mind/consciousness/if it takes practice/ or anything else really–about it.

Thanks…

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  • From the spiritual such as Buddhist or Daoist practice, one would gain wisdom from meditation and the scripture.

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  • Well on a basic level it can calm you down, which could help you think straight. It could also make you more aware of your body?

    It definitely takes practice, though. Basically you just have to relax and breathe slowly and steadily and clear your mind – which can be the hardest part. We all think a lot and it’s hard to just shut that off. It gets easier over time though. I have always been taught to breathe in for a count of two, hold the breath for a count of two and then breathe out for a count of four.

  • Put all of it in a helium balloon and send it to Mars [there’s not much matematics about that, it’s just “scientific”]

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