Over the past year, I’ve been reflecting a lot on how I can live my life in a way that I’ll be happy, knowing my constraints, my desires, and my values. After going through many reflections based on some recent experiences that had deep emotional impacts on me, I’ve finally come to a description of life that I’m satisfied with for now.

From my limited observation, it seems like meditation has taken a resurgence in popular culture in different forms, a practice that people in many cultures have been doing since ancient times. Something we don’t teach in modern culture broadly anymore is what it means to have discipline and why constraints are actually liberating, not the other way around. We look at people that choose not to partake in things like drinking, doing drugs, casual sex, or partying, and see them as people that are “missing out”. …


Ani Ravi

Just a guy.

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