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Don't think you deserve the downvotes though you do come off snarky =D

But I always reply the same way to people who preach mindfulness and meditation to me.

I've independently studied the stoics, the east etc etc for years. And always made my time for "vita contemplativa" which doesn't necessarily mean sitting down trying to escape thought.

I am generally much more grounded than anyone even telling me to do it.

Highly recommend these two scholarly volumes about Eastern philosophy -> https://www.amazon.com/History-Chinese-Philosophy-Vol-Philos...

Can't find the matching references, but he speaks of meditation actually beginning as a walking ritual. There is also a chapter on the Taoist's who found mindfulness through being drunk aha

Edit: Also obligatory Nietzche quote -> "Thoughts that come with doves' footsteps guide the world"

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