I just realized that somewhere around today-ish is my 15 year anniversary of training in Internal Martial Arts. It’s been crazy the difference it has made in my life and I can’t imagine life without it. Master Rikk Mayr had a lot of patience to get me where I could reap the most from his training. 15 years and I’m still a novice. Looking forward to the next 100 years
I think I figured out my issues with the Doctor Who premier. Every one in it was good. The problem is that it seems that they were trying to make every single minute into a Tumblr post. It was a Try-Hard episode. There were some obvious, sometimes dubious, fan service [though Vastra with the Brigadier line was fun but forced] and a lot of people acting against their character. Clara has seen every incarnation and is not long from being in the presence of 3 at one time [including John Hurt] but is freaked when the Doctor is older. Part of it was probably to break the are-they-aren’t-they romantic nonsense but it was off character. Vastra objectifying Jenny and Clara was offputting as well. All in all, I liked Capaldi and am looking forward to seeing more of him so long as the rest of his time is spent in making proper episodes and not trying to make the Tumblr equivalent Zepplin IV or SO [where every song could be a single]
If you think practicing meditation brings something profound into your life from outside yourself, you are totally off the track. That is not the correct view, understanding, or reality. The point is to work on the abilities or potential you have within. You yourself have everything needed to develop the very basic and preliminary benefit, as well as the most inconceivably advanced benefit. It is just a matter of recognizing it and being able to tap into it.