The impromptu “mindfulness” meditation was a nice surprise and actually reminded me of how important it is to give yourself a little reset now and again (daily probably)
This talk resonated with me on many points, none of which were the fear of death. I conquered whatever fear of death I had three years ago when my Mom died in my arms. My biggest struggle has been with life, not death.
I was hesitant to watch this talk as I haven’t really been in the mood for any atheist truth-serum lately as I’ve been struggling with getting my shit together but Harris reminded me of how important it is not to get caught up in ruminations and thought which take one out of the present moment: WHICH IS ALL WE HAVE.
Anyway, Sam surprised me with this talk which was a nice reprieve from the “you have no free-will and life is meaningless” (I kid, I kid)