What do you see when you meditate?

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  1. EndLightEnd This too shall pass. Registered Senior Member

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    Yep. This is where a personal mantra can be helpful. Everytime I catch myself spiraling down a thought stream I repeat "empty". Over time association will help you get into a meditative mode much more quickly.

    Also meditate as early in the day as possible; you want to be fresh. Plus you will benefit from its immediate calming effects the rest of the day.

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  3. swarm Registered Senior Member

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    I think I would class that more a key word or "anchor" since it isn't being repeated or chanted, but yes many people employ operant conditioning to help in this way. If a word is too distracting you can use about any action. A nice one is a slight smile. The key of course is in repetition.

    This is a personal preference thing. Early in the morning and I just go straight back to sleep.

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    I've had good luck at lunch and after coming home from work.

    But sleep is not always an enemy. A more advanced technique is to see if you can hold the meditative state straight through into a sort of lucid dream state and then back out. Can't say that I'm adept at that myself but it seems like it could be interesting.
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Large , undulating, womens breasts!

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  7. swarm Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, we have a set of those handy too, what about them?
     
  8. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    It is what I see sometimes, that's all. Would you like to show us yours? :shrug:
     
  9. Diode-Man Awesome User Title Registered Senior Member

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    My point is that if you can focus your brain strongly enough upon no thoughts or feelings or even sensory perceptions, you will strengthen your ability to focus on anything you choose.
     
  10. -ND- Human Prototype Registered Senior Member

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    The point is to think about everything and nothing. To see everything and nothing. To feel everything and nothing. To be everything and nothing. If you are wondering why I used "everything" and "nothing" it is because they balance each other out. Balance is key to life. I do not meditate because I don't have to. I' m always in a clear concious state of mind. In this state of mind there is no judgement, only what it is/was/will be. In a way it is like cheating the universe. You play by the rules of truth and the laws of the universe do not apply to you. This does not mean you can do what you want and have no consequences. You kill someone you go to jail. I'm talking about a different type of laws. Anyone following this?
     
  11. Diode-Man Awesome User Title Registered Senior Member

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    If I were still in a state of toxic delirium induced by black mold I'd know exactly what you were talking about....
     
  12. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    yes.
    locally its referred to as the celestial equator.
     
  13. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    No, there is nothing of that sort. When I meditate, I see whatever is in front of me. I don't focus on nothing, nor do I focus on a specific thing apart from breathing.
     
  14. -ND- Human Prototype Registered Senior Member

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    anyone unlock their third eye yet?
     
  15. swarm Registered Senior Member

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    You have to ask the keeper of the breasts that question. I'm giving you a bit of ass, is that good enough?
     
  16. ili Registered Member

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    Meditation is observing without interference of the mind.
     
  17. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Yup, and I really should not have eaten all those beans.
     
  18. werzil Banned Banned

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    The question is asking "what do you see when you close eyes?". You do not see when eyes are closed, you don't hear when you block your ears. If mouth is closed, you do not speak.

    If you see "inside", then what are you looking at, why are you "looking" when there is nothing with eyes closed? Is there a way to see something with eyes inside? Or to hear with the sense of hearing "turned away"?

    You will only look, or hear "inside", you direct senses inside, not outside. This is practice for hearing true sound, and seeing real light. Is inside you, not seen "with" eyes or listened "with" ears, they must be blocked of outside, and sent inside, where they are really.
     
  19. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    I must be doing something wrong, when I meditate I see naked women.
     
  20. werzil Banned Banned

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    You funny guy.
    You say "I see naked women", but you mean your mind is looking at this.
     
  21. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, but it was blind!
     
  22. Diode-Man Awesome User Title Registered Senior Member

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    Most peoples third eye has a big stake called "Status Quo" stabbed in it.
     
  23. -ND- Human Prototype Registered Senior Member

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    lol why did i even ask, im surrounded by a bunch of nobody's
     

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