It's funny how life works. I used to be able to meditate without any problem. Regardless of my surroundings, I could let myself go and explore my mind without any notion of outside pressure.
Gone are those days. Age is creeping in. Now I'm lucky if I can close my eyes without panicking about bills, health, mistakes of the past (these are few, but these few are HUGE), and everyday crap. I'd like to put a stronger word in there for "crap," by the way.
I need these:
The Trip Glasses
look to be my ticket to regaining at least a certain amount of my "Zen," so to speak.
Utilizing an array of LED lights that flash in sequence, the Trip Glasses essentialy trick your brain into seeing beautiful patterns. How? Well, from what I can gather, the brain can't accurately process the input. This leads to a trippy internal light show.
Considering that no illegal substances are necessary, that sounds damn good to me.
That's not me. I'm much more bald. But... I see this very same pose, with the very same glasses, in my near future.
Using the glasses is easy. Simply put on the headphones and the glasses, close your eyes, hit the button and... see what ya see.
The glasses turn off after 14 minutes, which makes it a perfect gadget to relax during lunch hour in a stressful workplace.
Of course these come with the obligatory warning that crazy blinky lights could cause seizures. But so can the packaging:
I think the name of the girl on the cover is Lucy.
Veg out with the way cool Trip Glasses at Think Geek
! (Update: Trip Glasses are no longer available. Perhaps these USB Light & Sound Meditation Mind Machine Glasses
may offer a nice trip.)