You can meditate any way you want. You can meditate in a crowd of people. You can meditate in a football stadium. You don’t have to be in a closed state of existence to meditate. Meditation is our state of mind and sometimes doing something that relaxes us, like watching television can put us in that particular state. So if this is what works for you then by all means do it. I would also suggest trying both a quiet, unstimulated meditation for 5–10 minutes so you can compare your focus. I find the more that I meditate, the more I do it without even thinking about it. It’s a state of mind.
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