Unfortunately, we sometimes choose poor substitutes for MRT. When our body requires stillness, we zone out in front of the TV. When we want calm, we down a couple of drinks to “calm the nerves”. When we are feeling emotionally agitated, we go on a shopping spree or overeat to calm our emotions. More and more people listen to or watch talk shows to observe other people gain insights into themselves. And lastly, we choose knowledge over wisdom, which can feel the same initially, but lacks the connection with our deeper selves.