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Muse Meditation Actually Works

Ommm oh, wait we need a different background. Okay. Ommm so I have been doing meditation since pretty much forever. And one of the great things about meditation is that you don't really need anything to do it Not even a peaceful place or a quiet place. It's just that being in a quiet place makes it a little bit easier. So I'm pretty happy because this thing it's called muse and you know, after using it for about 20 times or so, I think I managed to, to make it work in a sense so this is supposed to keep track of your brain activity and while you meditate, it makes different sounds on your headphones. Depending on if you, if your mind is busy or not. And at the beginning, I have to admit that it is very kind of distracting because it's a different way of using your mind.

And as soon as you hear the sounds for me you know, the goal for example, is to hear some birds, which means that you have a very clear sky, very empty mind, and then you hear some birds. And one of the things that was always happening is by the time I was hearing the birds, then it was starting raining again because the birds were distracting me. So I was starting to think, oh, I heard that's so nice. And this was a thought again. So it takes some time to get used to it. And another thing that was happening is at the beginning, it has a phase which is called calibration. And it was kind of obvious to me that this affects a lot the measurements you get out of the app.

So here's what you get out of a session, which shows how busy your mind is. And there are three different zones and basically the zones are defined by your calibration stage. So if you are in a very busy state so you actively think something during calibration, then the rest of the session will be super calm and you will get lots of birds. On the other hand, and this happened a lot to me at the beginning of the session on the calibration, it's a stage it's a change of state. You're like, oh, now I need to focus. So actually it happens to be super focused at that stage. And so this makes the rest of the session much more difficult because your baseline is at the pretty calm state. But at the end, like at about 20 sessions, I don't know how many there will be for you.

You start to actually not care about the birds or about the rain or about the score, or if you're doing it right. And so you know, even if the calibration is at a quite calm state and the rest is you know, you don't get many points or many birds or whatever, you're like, yeah. But it was a pretty good meditation anyway. So you stop caring about the exact numbers because for me, the main benefit that you get out of this is not the numbers and the monitoring and something to see as you know, I have to break my previous meditations score. No, it's just that like you, if you do meditation for years and I have been doing it maybe for 10 years and apparently 2,575 days nonstop according to headspace the problem is that you get a little bit, you develop bad habits, like not having intention, allowing yourself a lot to just drift away, you know, intension is a problem, I think after lots of times.

So you, you just got like, oh yeah, I was meditating, but I actually spent the last three minutes thinking okay, it's not a problem, but it's not ideal. And so this one, it kind of tells you gives you some reinforcement telling you, Hey, you know, so typically it would take three minutes until you realize you're thinking, but now it's a little bit of a sound and you're like, oh, actually we don't want this sound. So you develop these reflexes of okay, let's go back. Let's calm down and let's focus. And so it might happen after 30 seconds. And that means that actually you will go through more cycles of getting back then you know, spending five minute meditations, two minutes being lost, in thought one recovery, and then that's it. So I think it's a useful tool. I don't think this is like for the most beginner necessarily because all those numbers will certainly confuse people.

But if you know what you're looking for and you know how to use it for your own goals, I know that other people have different goals or whatever they have anyway. Anyway, yeah, what I'm trying to say is this will not work instantly, but after a few sessions, you will make it work. And certainly it does what it says. So it tracks something. Maybe you will notice that it tracks basically muscle movements or if you move your eyes a lot, it'll track that too I think so a lot of interference in a sense, but give it a break and you know, give it space to work and it will work. So yeah, that's my news after about 20 sessions. I think this thing is positively working.

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