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Mar 13Liked by Jeff Warren, Tasha Schumann

Very cool. I liked what Tasha said about the baked state as being so immediate and present that this may be why short term memory is typically affected. I think part of setting the conditions for either getting high or formal meditation practice is that one is prepared to LET GO or be with what is (setting aside the “to do” list or the need to deal with pressing responsibilities). Appreciate the caveats; as use has become more widespread, along with today’s more potent cannabis, undesired effects and experiences have been observed. Not going to be every body’s thing.

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Mar 13Liked by Jeff Warren

Curiously, my introduction to meditation came 45 years ago through a book from the school library called “Getting There Without Drugs”. Written by a former hippie, no doubt. https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/7670237

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Very cool Ron I will check that book out ...

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I have it around somewhere. Very sure it will be “long in the tooth” and “of it’s time” but it’s interesting now to look at how that blend of Eastern thought was worming its way into the culture but now filtered through youth and academic channels (thinking late 60s, early 70s…) where recreational drug use was also showing up.

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Mar 6Liked by Tasha Schumann

Will, thank you for sharing your practice with the MBP! Dancing with the center-line as a crack (gateway) into “stillness on the tightrope of life” is truly liberating. This sit, affirmed what my bod has been naturally offering-up over some time (sway, flow, feel) to let-go. Giving oneself permission to move within the practice also seems to be an essential step to embody and merge with the flow… perhaps an evolving channel to ascend, shimmer and shine with loving kindness in this world.🙏

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Mar 8Liked by Tasha Schumann

I would think it would make your mind more open. Sounds like a great idea to me!

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*spine... might still be high...

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Wow! Thank you for this! For me personally this meditation practice REALLY connected in a deeper way into my main art-form practice. Really what I needed to bring forth the shimmer and lightness in my joints while uniting on the centerline of the sine without rigity (which is so important in my craft and blows my mind to hear it in a different context)...

With or without cannabis, something I wish more folks had access to.

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