Algorithms may not be something you would normally associate with meditation, but they are an extremely powerful way to understand meditation.
One of the main mistakes that new chess players make is to bring their queen out too early. The queen is the most powerful piece: she can move the farthest, in the most directions.
I don’t think of myself as a betting man, so I was surprised to learn that in fact, we’re making bets all of the time. This is Annie Duke’s main thesis in Thinking in Bets.
Going to the moon was not merely a feat of engineering – it was also a feat of power. This achievement was so incredible it led to the word “moonshot” being adopted in our culture….
The purpose of a meditation retreat is to keep a meditation technique going all day, every day. If you get distracted, return to the focus space. As my teacher says, “Go in one straight line.”…