Meditation Through Poker

Meditation Through Poker


– Me and Tim were talking about this when it came into poker. It was one of the first
personal conversations I think we had together was he was asking me what my
format of meditation was because he was doing some hypnosis therapy with some guy, I think. And I said that my meditation
is not so much formal anymore, it’s more spontaneous in the
moment, me trying to balance to the perspective that feels
most resonant at any time. Because a lot of my excitement comes from this independent learning pattern that I started to use through poker. That’s sort of how I
found myself, in a way, so I think that’s why I’m so into poker, is because it was the
gateway through which I came to this conclusion
that balancing perspectives is a real thing that actually offers higher and higher levels of accuracy in terms of intelligence,
like thought process. And it also, strangely
enough, feels really good, when you engage a balance perspective because you’re not fighting
with yourself so much anymore, I think it has to do with
the thing I said before, where the self-judgment fades away because you’re no longer
doing it to prove anything, you’re just doing it,
you’re doing it to trust that the perspective that you’re engaging generates some sort of
feeling inside of you that feels wholesome and good. And at that point
nothing is more important because that’s what you were seeking through anything else anyway. And this is why I preach
self-trust so much because there’s no way to fake that.