Are you looking to have less anxiety? Improve your general well-being? Who knows, maybe even improve your learning potential?
In this episode we talk about some of the benefits one can get from a simple meditation practice, how meditation has had an effect on our lives, and more importantly, we break some preconceptions people typically have about meditation in general.
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Words You Should Know
- dopealope – very informal expression meaning cool (derived from slang term ‘dope’).
- hula hooping – dance performed by maintaining a circle gyrating around your waist, performed typically by young girls and Justin.
- shooting hoops – term to talk about playing basketball
- Aww yeah! – a RealLife term meaning everything is AWESOME.
- sore – to be experiencing pain an a certain area. Justin’s legs were sore from playing basketball.
- soar – to fly though the air (for a bird), or to be very successful (idiomatic term) >> he is soaring in his new job.
- chill out – to relax, take it easy.
- look within – to reflect about your actions, and what it really means to be a human, or you.
- on and off – sporadically, now and then.
- honk – noise made by a car horn (also used as a verb: to honk)
- bumper – protective barrier surrounding area of a car.
- bumper sticker – adhesive label put on bumper, usually with some kind of funny message or picture.
- honk if you’re horny – common ‘funny message’ which people put on bumper stickers.
- shake someone loose – to break someone’s rigid beliefs with by telling them some impactful information.
- to get stuck – to get contained with no means of freeing yourself. >> my friend got stuck in an elevator for 3 hours.
- transcendental – a place beyond the ordinary range of perception.
- ohm – a noise often made when meditating, believed to be the sound of the universe.
- over and over again – repetitively.
- wandering – to be walking or moving with no real destination.
- shift – to change.
- tune – to change the string tension of a guitar so they are the correct musical notes. >> Man, that guitar sounds horrible, you should tune that thing.
- get into the zone – to enter into a state of consciousness where you become much more productive
- kick some butt – to do a really good job, or to beat someone in a game or competition. >> He is kicking some butt at work! (he’s doing a good job)
- you snooze you lose – to say that if you wait to long, you will miss the opportunity.
- flow state – the state of getting into the zone (see above).
- pioneer – to be one of the first to do something.
- trigger – an initial event that causes another series of events.
- porridge – a wheat based mix eaten for breakfast, known as oatmeal in American English.
- ping – noise made when messaging people. This has now become a verb. >> If you want to meet up just ping me after work.
- enlightened – to have reached a transcended state of consciousness.
- man crush – a non romantic affection from one man to another.
- bromance – when two male friends are so close they act in a nearly romantic way.
- rat race – term used to talk about the way humans act, working all day, not spending time on things they like.
- distain – to change color, to stain.
- break loose – to free yourself literally, or from certain ideologies or conditioning you may have.
- grease the wheel – to lubricate in order to make something flow much easier.
- douchebag – a very arrogant and/or ignorant person (generally a man).
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