Meditators can switch off their consciousness on demand, new study reveals

When you meditate, inevitably something breaks into your awareness. If you have cats, this will probably be their role in such affairs. Some people, seeing you sitting calmly with your eyes closed and obviously taking a moment, will walk up to you and start talking. Sometimes, it’s an itch, or a mosquito, or some loud or unexpected noise, or the sudden realization that you need to do something or go somewhere, sometimes your body says “hey, you need to pee.”

Mostly, for me at home, it’s cats.