Inspiration manifests itself in strange ways. Occasionally it is a child running smack bang into me at school pick-up time, grinning and gleeful. Other times it is a persistent idea creeping, crow barring its way into my head when I meditate, insisting that I surface and write it down.

But I like the lemmings best.

Little creatures that pop up, sniff the air; alert yet eager. Unsure and tentative, they dart erratically around my mind, an impossible curiosity driving them on.

Synaesthesia, cymatic art, brainwave entrainment; unfamiliar and unpronounceable words yet a truth rattles around inside these concepts, and my inner lemmings as dogged as ever, zip in and out, trying to find the connection.

Published by Vanessa Potter

I'm Vanessa, writer, speaker and meditation enthusiast. I wasn't always a writer. I used to make annoying TV ads, which I'd still be doing, if I hadn't woken up blind and paralysed one morning in 2012. Yup. It was one helluva wake-up call and I wrote a book about it. That experience turned me into the curious, self-experimenting, brain-obsessed woman I am now. I've just spent the last 3 years practising 10 different meditation techniques as part of a ground-breaking EEG study with Cambridge. Follow me to find out what happened. 'Finding my Right Mind: One Woman's Experiment to put Meditation to the Test, publishing 2021.

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