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    big light bulbs go off where a situation will happen

    Hello everyone,

    A TV presenter talks about meditation to a guest who is a host of a yoga program on TV.

    Presenter: You wouldn't have your own show on that if you didn't. So you've been doing this for years, what have the results been?

    Guest: Well initially like, you'll definitely feel calmer, you get less anxious. But more like long term benefits for me are like when I have these big light bulbs go off where a situation will happen but I'm normally I'm like on auto pilot or I normally would get angry. Now from years of meditation what I see is just like small gap where I'm like oh, I can actually have a choice. I can choose to go and take a walk and respond to this in a different way rather than just automatically like have my button pressed and lash out to someone.

    Is the guest referring to the shooting stage/area (in a studio where a TV program is filmed) and does "big lights bulbs go off" meam "floodlight stops working"?

    Thank you

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    Re: big light bulbs go off where a situation will happen

    When "the light bulb goes off" it means you get an idea suddenly.

    In cartoon strips, when you see a light bulb over the character's head, it means they have come up with an idea.

    She means she suddenly sees a solution to a situation. She sees she has a choice on how to react.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: big light bulbs go off where a situation will happen

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone,

    A TV presenter talks about meditation to a guest who is a host of a yoga program on TV.

    Presenter: You wouldn't have your own show on that if you didn't. So you've been doing this for years, what have the results been?

    Guest: Well initially like, you'll definitely feel calmer, you get less anxious. But more like long term benefits for me are like when I have these big light bulbs go off where a situation will happen but I'm normally I'm like on auto pilot or I normally would get angry. Now from years of meditation what I see is just like small gap where I'm like oh, I can actually have a choice. I can choose to go and take a walk and respond to this in a different way rather than just automatically like have my button pressed and lash out to someone.

    Is the guest referring to the shooting stage/area (in a studio where a TV program is filmed) and does "big lights bulbs go off" meam "floodlight stops working"?

    Thank you
    No, it's about the normal reaction the speaker used to have to a situation. If, for example, someone slapped the speaker, the reaction would be anger. Now, after years of studying yoga, the reaction would be that there is a choice of things to do.

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    Re: big light bulbs go off where a situation will happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    When "the light bulb goes off" it means you get an idea suddenly.

    In cartoon strips, when you see a light bulb over the character's head, it means they have come up with an idea.

    She means she suddenly sees a solution to a situation. She sees she has a choice on how to react.
    But why did coming up with an idea made her angry before she started practicing meditation?
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    Re: big light bulbs go off where a situation will happen

    I think the guest should meditate on how to get rid of "like" in his/her speech. Irritating.

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    Re: big light bulbs go off where a situation will happen

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    But why did coming up with an idea made her angry before she started practicing meditation?
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    It doesn't.
    Before she started meditating, a situation would make her angry. Now she realizes she has a choice - she can get angry like she used to, or she can do something else. The lightbulb is the realization that she has a choice in how she reacts.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: big light bulbs go off where a situation will happen

    Mind you, if it takes years of meditation to come up with the idea of going for a walk to calm down, the guest's not selling yoga very well.

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