Welcome to the Scientific Meditator
The Scientific Meditator is a product of about five years of meditation practice and a serious endeavour to understand the fundamental nature of conscious experience - The result of which has been an awesome transformation of my experience of life.
Very briefly put, the effect of understanding one's self and experience of life at a deeper level, is freedom.
Aside from this vaguely described (although profound) benefit, there are many other potential benefits associated with seeing clearer the nature of who we are, such as: Increased ability to focus, concentrate and be mindful; increased ability to sense the body, allowing to detect stress and other unhealthy habits/actions as they show up; emotional stability and less likelihood of acting in flushes of anger, fear, lust, etc.; an ability to face difficult emotions such as fear, sorrow, restlessness and the like with a calm and balanced mind. In general, very positive consequences follow greater insight.
The Scientific aspect of the site comes from the study of university physics and cognitive neuroscience, in parallel with the spiritual practice. This has greatly affected my approach to gaining understanding of the mind and brain, and ensured a logical and scientific approach to the profound meditative practices, in a world of spirituality that is often heavily dogmatic, religious and unscientific.
I have found that the deepest spiritual truths, are very well in agreement with the deepest truths of modern science, pertaining to the fundamental nature of existence. The blog posts that you can read on this site are therefore mostly an attempt to convey the importance and method of looking into the nature of existence at a deeper level - both intellectually and experientially.
In addition to the more technical blog posts about conscious and science, you may also find other creative elements, such as short stories inspired by insights or interesting experiences.
Beyond all, it is the hope that you will find something on here which makes some positive difference for you.
It is also my ambition to use this site to connect with people who I may be able to help in their process of either gaining insight into themselves, or cultivate more positive mental states in their lives.
In any case, don't hesitate to reach out to me on firstname.lastname@example.org.