In Conversation With Expert Meditation Teacher Burgs on How the Quick Fix Got Broken (And Connecting to What Really Matters)

September 8, 2014 8:41 PM

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In Conversation With Expert Meditation Teacher Burgs on How the Quick Fix Got Broken (And Connecting to What Really Matters)

Are you going to skim this blog, rather than take time to calmly read it? Probably. That's what most of us do these days. We get the gist, rather than imbibe the essence. We try to fit as much as possible into our day, we spread ourselves thin bouncing from one thing to the other, meanwhile holding out for that peak experience -- that trip to Mexico, swimming with a whale, or getting the latest GoPro. Then, the dull ache of dissatisfaction begins to implant itself in us; we feel unfulfilled, in despair even, and we're left grasping for something else that we think might soothe our mind...

We have become stimulation addicted. Could our increasingly tech-saturated culture be to blame? Our narcissistic smartphone addiction? Possibly. The way we process information, and our experiences more generally, has changed so profoundly in the past few years that there is a real danger that we may...

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