If all Buddha did was sit under a tree, cleared his mind, and think about flowing stream and clear skies (cause that’s what all these meditation guides are telling me to do), how could he possibly have came up with an entire philosophy?
He has to be problem solving heavily.
I’ve been trying to practice meditation and I’m incapable of clearing my head. INCAPABLE. I have questions and random thoughts such as “why doesn’t our work place provide nap areas? Why am I sitting here chanting? I could really use a nap. I wanna read the original text on Buddhism”.
I ended up snoozing for 15 min while sitting on a chair with my eyes closed. God forbid I fall off it and slam my head on the table, in front of fancy work people.