Practice Daydreams

I tried some more of the biofeedback and meditation when I got home from work today. I think I’m really getting the hang of this stuff. With the biofeedback, I’m able to sort of tune my brain to the right frequency to bring out the hallucinations, or daydreams, or whatever you want to call it. It reminded me of the lucid dreaming experiments I did back in college. I was able to use some of the techniques to both amplify the daydream to the point where it was super clear, and at the same time I was able to control the daydream. I just tried some basic visualization tests, but I was able to do some things that I could never have done before. For example, by daydreaming that I was writing on a white board, I was able to do long division in my head, and still keep track of everything. Just to make sure I didn’t imagine that I got the right answer, I wrote it down on a piece of paper, and then checked it on a calculator. I’m not sure what else it’ll be useful for, but for now it’s a fun little trick.

The meditation work is going well too. I can feel my brain working away during the day like a soft buzz in the back of my head. By letting it fade out, I go nearly unconscious for half an hour at a time. I lose track of time when I’m doing it, so I use a timer to let me know when my time is up. It’s not quite like sleeping because I don’t lose control of my body, and I’m somewhat aware of what’s going on around me.

I’ve also found that by laying down and completely relaxing for an hour or so a couple times a day, I’m able to give my muscles a chance to relax and recuperate. I overlap this time with my meditation time, and I’m feeling much better. I know, it seems like I might as well be sleeping because I can’t really get anything done during these rest periods, but it’s a lot easier to fit two one hour periods of inactivity into my day than it is to fit eight solid hours. These rest periods are also way more refreshing than a normal nights sleep.

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