Love your approach and the lessons you’ve taken from it. Yes, our heads are too full and we can hardly even differentiate between what’s actually ours and what we picked up somewhere along the way.
I started meditating a year ago with a slightly different angle, but also read about Naval’s thoughts about it soon enough and decided to look at it that way from then on, it just makes sense.
Though I’m not sitting down to meditate anymore, I lie in bed next to my son twice a day when I put him to sleep for at least an hour total. I actually need to get myself into the most sleep-like state I possibly can without falling asleep (though I sometimes do), because that’s what puts my son to sleep :D
It’s so restful and because it happens twice a day, my head is usually clear when I then sit down to work, or I write about what happened during the “session”. I’ve also found that I spend the rest of the day in a more or less open-minded, peaceful state since. Could hardly be more grateful for how this practice has helped.