I am near the end of the book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century I am near the end of the book“ by Yuval Noah Harari. This is the third book of his that I am reading.
Yuval Noah Harari is the author of the popular science bestsellers “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014)“, “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2016),“ and “21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018)“. While there is so much that he has talked about in his book he concluded the book with an explanation on how he has written these books.
Since the age of 24, he has been doing Vipassana (a type of meditation where the user concentrate on the breathing and the body sensation while meditating) for 2 hours daily. In addition to that, he goes on Vipassana retreat for 2 months every year. He shared in the book that all these insights have come from the introspection while doing Vipassana.
I have many friends who complain that they don’t have enough time to do 15 minutes of meditation daily, and here we have the best selling author who has brilliant insights on where we have been in the past and where we are heading in the future, and he manages to take out 2 hours daily from his super busy life to do meditation.
We all have priorities, the bitter truth is that we give meditation less precedence than everything else and it never becomes a habit.