“Connecting the dots between gaming, meditation, and flow has led to gamified meditation training apps. It can be easy to dismiss these apps as they’re not as “spiritual” as meditating on the grass by the sea with a guru, nor are they as fun as crushing candy on the train to work. They don’t fit our perception of gaming or our perception of meditation—but the thing is, they work. There are instances where the worlds of meditation and gaming directly intersect…”
A challenging article for those of us who may have dismissed gaming as ‘not spiritual’ once upon a time. It is a long article but thorough and may offer a way into a still mind via means other than sitting on a cushion. Read it, try some of the applications it describes and tell us what you think about it.
This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:
• #tds527 Learn meditation through the art of gaming (Dec 8, 2016)