Meditation

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  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I've been trying meditation for the past couple months. It is interesting in that it gives me time to slow down, clear my head and feel what is going on inside. I'm curious if others have tried it and what their experience might be.
     
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  3. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    I have meditated almost every day for about 6 months and I feel great. I notice improved memory, great deals of passive pleasure, and developed deep hd vission.
     
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  5. Dooles Registered Member

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    I can't focus on my thoughts, I always think about my work, problems etc
     
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  7. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Some suggest observing your thoughts as though they were driftwood floating on water. I find that if I simply observe a thought passing, my mind eventually clears. Trying to chase them away seems to cause more to arise. There are also breathing techniques that people use as a focal point. It's a calm place once you find it.
     
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  8. Neysh Registered Member

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    Maybe you are right

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  9. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Everyone has their own approach. Watched a video on Netflix that interviewed various people about their meditation practices. Each approach was different from the other, yet the results are surprisingly the same.
     
  10. river

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    Meditation seems to be a very important thing to do .
     
  11. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I started at work while on my lunch breaks. Not searching for any answers, just feeling what was going on inside. It is very relaxing.
     
  12. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Worst thing you could do. Sitting still is horribly destructive to the body.
     
  13. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    <----------started meditating circa early '70s
    I've found that I can control pain through meditation as well as using the process to clear my mind.
    Nice tool.
     
  14. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I find it very comfortable, but I'm not a Yoga practitioner. I have a special pillow on which I sit, I cross my legs but don't force my knees to the floor, I relax my back and let it arch naturally. I see no reason why a person shouldn't be able to meditate while sitting in a chair.
     
  15. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Lack of movement itself is the destructive part. Not whether or not you are comfortable. And it's a crock of shit if you are doing it to achieve some kind of inner peace.
     
  16. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    So sleeping is destructive? Also, why do you think meditation is a crock? It's a way to get in touch with your self. I would spend hours working a high-stress job, but found 30 minutes of peace just sitting in the grass outside during my lunch break.
     
  17. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Sleeping is destructive if you do it too much, even though some period of sleep is necessary.

    Where is yourself that you have to go looking around for it?
     
  18. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    There's no need to "look around for it." It's easy to associate with those things that cause stress. It's nice to just let them go and simply be.
     
  19. river

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    Explain further .
     
  20. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    It should be easier not to associate, since it involves the lack of something. Namely, our conception, which can be translated as thought, of self.
     
  21. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    The body rests, but it doesn't meditate. Meditation as a deliberate act reinforces the conception of self.
     
  22. river

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    So are you saying the body is self ?
     
  23. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    We can be consumed by the activities around us. They become intimate and emotional. Meditation helps you find your center.
     
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