Do You Meditate?

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If you meditate, do not meditate, have a thought or feeling or theory on meditation then please comment
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Always thought about it but could not perform it though. Very very tough.
  • Profile picture of the author mrswagset
    Sometimes I get a little discouraged and have to step back relax. It always has to be quiet during that time as well. A lot of the time I just go outside to my favorite tree and just sit in it and listen to nature. I know it sounds a little weird but thats my form of meditation lol
  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    I used to have a hard time staying consistent with it. Then I decided to try it for 30 days and keep doing it no matter what happened or didn't happen. It's hard to describe this to someone who hasn't tried this experiment, but it's crazy the things that just start occurring to you, the people who mysteriously show up in your life.

    I often dream about things before they happen, gotten me out of a lot of sticky situations, especially in business and personal relationships. Frankly, I'm afraid to stop doing it after I've seen what it does, even though I don't understand why it works the way it does. Sometimes you have to just do it. Hell, none of us even know how gravity works but that doesn't stop us from using it to stay grounded lol.

    The hardest part is turning off the "chattering monkey" of your conscious mind. One of my copywriting clients was a meditation expert who studied under Buddhist Monks and the Huna of Hawaii. He told me something that worked really well. You lie still and anytime a thought comes into your mind, you just acknowledge it by saying something like:

    "Now I'm thinking about my product launch..."
    "Now I'm thinking about taking out the trash..."
    "Now I'm thinking about that cute girl I saw at Starbucks..."

    Every time you do this, the thought dismisses itself. Sometimes it comes back and during the first week it's nuts because you have about 50 of these statements every minute. But after about 10 days, you have about one thought a minute and by the end of 30 days you have maybe one every 15 minutes.

    Eventually, your mind becomes still and after a while you can start guided visualization and body awareness. About two weeks in, things start happening that you can't explain but, odd opportunities that look like coincidences. I suspect most people quit early because this doesn't happen right away or because it's easy to dismiss these as mere coincidence.

    But I've had a few lulls in my meditation since I started, and every time I stop, the odd coincidences stop too. Meditation is like taking a shower, you have to do it everyday to get results every day.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that thought and meditation alone will attract results. I take a lot of action. But meditation makes your actions easier, increases your focus time, makes you less prone to procrastination, more creative, better at reading others, more energetic, more positive.

    Just try it, 15 minutes a day for the next 30 days. Make it just as important as taking a shower. See what happens, I think you'll be surprised.
  • Profile picture of the author Kathy Bell
    Originally Posted by sethczerepak View Post

    I used to have a hard time staying consistent with it. Then I decided to try it for 30 days and keep doing it no matter what happened or didn't happen. It's hard to describe this to someone who hasn't tried this experiment, but it's crazy the things that just start occurring to you, the people who mysteriously show up in your life.

    I often dream about things before they happen, gotten me out of a lot of sticky situations, especially in business and personal relationships. Frankly, I'm afraid to stop doing it after I've seen what it does, even though I don't understand why it works the way it does. Sometimes you have to just do it. Hell, none of us even know how gravity works but that doesn't stop us from using it to stay grounded lol.

    The hardest part is turning off the "chattering monkey" of your conscious mind. One of my copywriting clients was a meditation expert who studied under Buddhist Monks and the Huna of Hawaii. He told me something that worked really well. You lie still and anytime a thought comes into your mind, you just acknowledge it by saying something like:

    "Now I'm thinking about my product launch..."
    "Now I'm thinking about taking out the trash..."
    "Now I'm thinking about that cute girl I saw at Starbucks..."

    Every time you do this, the thought dismisses itself. Sometimes it comes back and during the first week it's nuts because you have about 50 of these statements every minute. But after about 10 days, you have about one thought a minute and by the end of 30 days you have maybe one every 15 minutes.

    Eventually, your mind becomes still and after a while you can start guided visualization and body awareness. About two weeks in, things start happening that you can't explain but, odd opportunities that look like coincidences. I suspect most people quit early because this doesn't happen right away or because it's easy to dismiss these as mere coincidence.

    But I've had a few lulls in my meditation since I started, and every time I stop, the odd coincidences stop too. Meditation is like taking a shower, you have to do it everyday to get results every day.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that thought and meditation alone will attract results. I take a lot of action. But meditation makes your actions easier, increases your focus time, makes you less prone to procrastination, more creative, better at reading others, more energetic, more positive.

    Just try it, 15 minutes a day for the next 30 days. Make it just as important as taking a shower. See what happens, I think you'll be surprised.
    Seth,

    What do you do when you meditate...just lie back and try to quiet your mind? I have trouble turning off the chattering monkey, as you call it. Either that or I fall asleep. But I'd like to try again, especially given the results you describe.
  • Profile picture of the author Angellos
    I meditate often but not on a daily basis, guess I need to make it a priority as Seth said. Mostly it's when i need to just relax and clear my head or when i need to solve a problem.
  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    I try to meditate as often as possible on how awesome and mighty God is. But sometimes I get so wrapped up in the days events I forget to.

    On the flip side if you're not meditating over something positive everyday I guarantee you that you are mediating over something negative.
  • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
    Yes i do as often as possible. It's relaxing and it feels good. It's my way of freeing my mind.
  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    Yes I do Meditation is great for your mind and clears your thoughts, which is great to keep your mind refreshed and ready to think of great ideas.
  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    I meditate daily..

    Got a special room in my house just for meditation (got this from Jason Fladlien)

    Meditation really makes me happier and more focused.

    Cheers,

    Gary Ning Lo
  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    Originally Posted by sethczerepak View Post

    I used to have a hard time staying consistent with it. Then I decided to try it for 30 days and keep doing it no matter what happened or didn't happen. It's hard to describe this to someone who hasn't tried this experiment, but it's crazy the things that just start occurring to you, the people who mysteriously show up in your life.

    I often dream about things before they happen, gotten me out of a lot of sticky situations, especially in business and personal relationships. Frankly, I'm afraid to stop doing it after I've seen what it does, even though I don't understand why it works the way it does. Sometimes you have to just do it. Hell, none of us even know how gravity works but that doesn't stop us from using it to stay grounded lol.

    The hardest part is turning off the "chattering monkey" of your conscious mind. One of my copywriting clients was a meditation expert who studied under Buddhist Monks and the Huna of Hawaii. He told me something that worked really well. You lie still and anytime a thought comes into your mind, you just acknowledge it by saying something like:

    "Now I'm thinking about my product launch..."
    "Now I'm thinking about taking out the trash..."
    "Now I'm thinking about that cute girl I saw at Starbucks..."

    Every time you do this, the thought dismisses itself. Sometimes it comes back and during the first week it's nuts because you have about 50 of these statements every minute. But after about 10 days, you have about one thought a minute and by the end of 30 days you have maybe one every 15 minutes.

    Eventually, your mind becomes still and after a while you can start guided visualization and body awareness. About two weeks in, things start happening that you can't explain but, odd opportunities that look like coincidences. I suspect most people quit early because this doesn't happen right away or because it's easy to dismiss these as mere coincidence.

    But I've had a few lulls in my meditation since I started, and every time I stop, the odd coincidences stop too. Meditation is like taking a shower, you have to do it everyday to get results every day.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that thought and meditation alone will attract results. I take a lot of action. But meditation makes your actions easier, increases your focus time, makes you less prone to procrastination, more creative, better at reading others, more energetic, more positive.

    Just try it, 15 minutes a day for the next 30 days. Make it just as important as taking a shower. See what happens, I think you'll be surprised.
    That is much appreciated Seth. Sincerely.

    ... and on another note you would be surprised to learn why in the beginning you said "but it's crazy the things that just start occurring to you, the people who mysteriously show up in your life."

    For you personally, if you want to know more and learn... I guess, how should I put it, a different way of meditating, then hit me up on the PM line, and just so you know I did not start this thread to recruit people into my style of meditating or anything, but I genuinely think you may be interested in what I can share with you.

    p.s. I really like that quote "Meditation is like taking a shower, you have to do it everyday to get results every day."

    Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author ToryBorysewicz
    Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

    On the flip side if you're not meditating over something positive everyday I guarantee you that you are mediating over something negative.
    Agree with you! Couldn't agree more!!!
  • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
    I said I'm thinking about it..a sort of procrastination
    Well, I have meditated in past but ever since I became mother of two little kids, I just lost all my routine works. Recently, I have started running 2km a day and happy with the progress. Will surely start meditating and doing yoga
  • Profile picture of the author Jarmila
    Originally Posted by sethczerepak View Post

    I used to have a hard time staying consistent with it. Then I decided to try it for 30 days and keep doing it no matter what happened or didn't happen. It's hard to describe this to someone who hasn't tried this experiment, but it's crazy the things that just start occurring to you, the people who mysteriously show up in your life.

    I often dream about things before they happen, gotten me out of a lot of sticky situations, especially in business and personal relationships. Frankly, I'm afraid to stop doing it after I've seen what it does, even though I don't understand why it works the way it does. Sometimes you have to just do it. Hell, none of us even know how gravity works but that doesn't stop us from using it to stay grounded lol.

    The hardest part is turning off the "chattering monkey" of your conscious mind. One of my copywriting clients was a meditation expert who studied under Buddhist Monks and the Huna of Hawaii. He told me something that worked really well. You lie still and anytime a thought comes into your mind, you just acknowledge it by saying something like:

    "Now I'm thinking about my product launch..."
    "Now I'm thinking about taking out the trash..."
    "Now I'm thinking about that cute girl I saw at Starbucks..."

    Every time you do this, the thought dismisses itself. Sometimes it comes back and during the first week it's nuts because you have about 50 of these statements every minute. But after about 10 days, you have about one thought a minute and by the end of 30 days you have maybe one every 15 minutes.

    Eventually, your mind becomes still and after a while you can start guided visualization and body awareness. About two weeks in, things start happening that you can't explain but, odd opportunities that look like coincidences. I suspect most people quit early because this doesn't happen right away or because it's easy to dismiss these as mere coincidence.

    But I've had a few lulls in my meditation since I started, and every time I stop, the odd coincidences stop too. Meditation is like taking a shower, you have to do it everyday to get results every day.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that thought and meditation alone will attract results. I take a lot of action. But meditation makes your actions easier, increases your focus time, makes you less prone to procrastination, more creative, better at reading others, more energetic, more positive.

    Just try it, 15 minutes a day for the next 30 days. Make it just as important as taking a shower. See what happens, I think you'll be surprised.
    I can't even begin to list how much of a difference meditation has made in my life! It's as much a part of life as eating and sleeping! Great post!
  • Profile picture of the author Jarmila
    Kathy,

    Have you ever tried breath meditation? That's when you focus on your breathing. Really get involved with the sound, sensations, etc. of your breath. One trick I've used successfully to quiet my mind is to make my breath louder when thoughts intrude (literally drown them out). Or, I imagine my exhale as blowing that thought out of my head :-) The more you do this, the quieter your mind becomes. Incredibly relaxing!
  • Profile picture of the author Rosie8
    Originally Posted by Mousumi View Post

    I said I'm thinking about it..a sort of procrastination
    Well, I have meditated in past but ever since I became mother of two little kids, I just lost all my routine works. Recently, I have started running 2km a day and happy with the progress. Will surely start meditating and doing yoga
    You can meditate while you run if you don't use an ipod. Just watch your breathing; or focus on your navel or feet while you run. Meditation is simply holding focus. I've meditated so long now I can even meditate and drive! just focus on belly while driving, removes all stress and hassle. It's a lovely thing, a lovely connection with yourself.
  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    Originally Posted by Jarmila View Post

    Kathy,

    Have you ever tried breath meditation? That's when you focus on your breathing. Really get involved with the sound, sensations, etc. of your breath. One trick I've used successfully to quiet my mind is to make my breath louder when thoughts intrude (literally drown them out). Or, I imagine my exhale as blowing that thought out of my head :-) The more you do this, the quieter your mind becomes. Incredibly relaxing!
    Yes, i've seen and used some of those techniques before Kathy, there are different breathing styles and actually one of the main goal from my current understanding is to invoke or attract into oneself Prana/Chi energy and then another goal with other breathing techniques is to basically flood the brain with oxygen so that you get basically... high.

    Personally I think any meditation is better than no meditation but I think that when you compare different styles and teachings there is a vast difference that is easily identifiable.

    Without shamelessly plugging something I have been doing for about seven years now, if anyone is interested (no affiliate link, in fact no financial link at all) you can check out Higher Balance Method | Awakening the World - One Mind at a Time

    That is like on of their two basic methods for meditating (their other stuff you can find here: Higher Balance Institute | Awakening the World One Mind at a Time) and what I like about that one is that its free, its takes as little as 30 seconds to do per day and its actually really teaching you several different things while relaxing you all at the same time.

    At the end of the day, each to their own right?
  • Profile picture of the author Kathy Bell
    Originally Posted by Jarmila View Post

    Kathy,

    Have you ever tried breath meditation? That's when you focus on your breathing. Really get involved with the sound, sensations, etc. of your breath. One trick I've used successfully to quiet my mind is to make my breath louder when thoughts intrude (literally drown them out). Or, I imagine my exhale as blowing that thought out of my head :-) The more you do this, the quieter your mind becomes. Incredibly relaxing!
    Thank you Jarmila. I will give it a whirl.
  • Profile picture of the author Kathy Bell
    Originally Posted by Andrei Rotariu View Post

    Without shamelessly plugging something I have been doing for about seven years now, if anyone is interested (no affiliate link, in fact no financial link at all) you can check out Higher Balance Method | Awakening the World - One Mind at a Time
    Thank you Andrei. I will go read up. I appreciate your input.
  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    If worshiping is a meditation then yes, I meditate.
  • Profile picture of the author GreenSeoService
    Meditation is a great way of spending time with urself. We can as well connect ourselves to God!!

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