Can I do this? Can you teach the proverbial old dog new tricks? I have no idea. But I figure if 13 years ago, I could stop doing something I couldn't seem to go a day or even a few hours without, anything's possible.
Contemplation is not first of all about being religious, introverted, or pious -- it is about being emotionally and mentally honest... It is the absolute opposite of addiction, consumerism or any egoic consciousness.