Does Meditation Really works ???

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Hi,
I have heard that Meditation helps one to keep one's own mind under control.. Is it true ???

What is your opinion about Meditation ???
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  • Profile picture of the author flaminjo
    Well in order to control the mind you need to make an effort but yes meditation puts you in a very calm state, which makes it easier for you to control and program your subconscious mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Ashari
    We have to ask yourselves: "What is meditation?"

    Most people think of the image of a monk sitting cross-legged humming.

    I put it to you all that meditation is something very personal. One persons meditation may be different from another persons.

    I meditate simply by going for a walk (and clearing my mind of all thoughts).

    I find this practice does help (to answer the question of the OP).

    -Simon
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    • Profile picture of the author Daystar11
      I've been meditating for many years, and I can say that yes, it certainly helps to control the mind. It's an ongoing thing, and change happens slowly but surely, if you keep up with the practice. Meditation practice itself is generally very simple, but it takes some time and patience to see results. I do a meditation that is part of a spiritual group, you can find information at www. sos.org, its all free. There are many other meditation techniques out there that are very good, and I believe you would be able to find something to your liking. I teach it in my group, and have for many years. The main thing I find is that people don't stick with it long enough. If you have a true interest, I highly recommend you try it, and give it enough time so you enjoy the benefits, and are inspired to keep going.
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      • Profile picture of the author DoubleD3
        Originally Posted by flaminjo View Post

        Well in order to control the mind you need to make an effort but yes meditation puts you in a very calm state, which makes it easier for you to control and program your subconscious mind.
        Originally Posted by belleinc View Post

        I meditate several times a day. Especially when I first wake up in the morning and definitely when I go to bed at night. I tend to meditate when something has just angered me, or I just need a minute and I just clear my mind and focus. I'm not one to go for hours or anything like that, but I set my timer on my watch for 15minutes and that's it when it beeps. I find myself more at peace, more focused and relaxed.
        Originally Posted by Daystar11 View Post

        I've been meditating for many years, and I can say that yes, it certainly helps to control the mind. It's an ongoing thing, and change happens slowly but surely, if you keep up with the practice. Meditation practice itself is generally very simple, but it takes some time and patience to see results. I do a meditation that is part of a spiritual group, you can find information at www. sos.org, its all free. There are many other meditation techniques out there that are very good, and I believe you would be able to find something to your liking. I teach it in my group, and have for many years. The main thing I find is that people don't stick with it long enough. If you have a true interest, I highly recommend you try it, and give it enough time so you enjoy the benefits, and are inspired to keep going.
        Thank You for your advice..
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  • Profile picture of the author belleinc
    I meditate several times a day. Especially when I first wake up in the morning and definitely when I go to bed at night. I tend to meditate when something has just angered me, or I just need a minute and I just clear my mind and focus. I'm not one to go for hours or anything like that, but I set my timer on my watch for 15minutes and that's it when it beeps. I find myself more at peace, more focused and relaxed.
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  • Profile picture of the author SanjeevM
    I find it very useful to enter into a calm, meditative state before visualizing my goals. It keeps me more clear-headed and focused.

    So yeah, you could say it helps to control the mind, in a way.

    Thanks!
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  • as a coach, i wouldn't want your mind "controlled." Meditation is a good starting spot for clarity, though.
    Try this- in the morning, find a quiet place and get comfortable. Make the "ahhhh" sound, out loud. This is the sound that tells your mind that you are ready for the day. At night, same quiet place, make the "mmmmm" sound, like you would after a great meal or sex. You are teaching your mind to be satisfied with the results of another amazing day.
    In between, keep a notepad with you. When your mind is racing, try to write down the random thoughts that are flying around. Over time, you will notice patterns in the randomness and discover issues that your mind is chewing on, then you can spend time doing online research, speaking to mentors, etc. to give your mind the information it needs to complete those seemingly random thoughts.
    Best Wishes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Azmodane
      Originally Posted by Hardcoremarketing View Post

      as a coach, i wouldn't want your mind "controlled." Meditation is a good starting spot for clarity, though.
      Try this- in the morning, find a quiet place and get comfortable. Make the "ahhhh" sound, out loud. This is the sound that tells your mind that you are ready for the day. At night, same quiet place, make the "mmmmm" sound, like you would after a great meal or sex. You are teaching your mind to be satisfied with the results of another amazing day.
      In between, keep a notepad with you. When your mind is racing, try to write down the random thoughts that are flying around. Over time, you will notice patterns in the randomness and discover issues that your mind is chewing on, then you can spend time doing online research, speaking to mentors, etc. to give your mind the information it needs to complete those seemingly random thoughts.
      Best Wishes.
      I'm gonna try this, I think it's a great idea that is so simple it gets over looked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nic Oliver
    Whenever I don't meditate first thing in the morning, my day suffers as a result.

    Meditation, self-hypnosis etc are all variations on the same thing. They are all ways of entering Theta state and renewing oneself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marci Ann Aurila
      Originally Posted by Nic Oliver View Post

      Whenever I don't meditate first thing in the morning, my day suffers as a result.

      Meditation, self-hypnosis etc are all variations on the same thing. They are all ways of entering Theta state and renewing oneself.
      Oh! I got all excited to see this! LOL. My husband thinks I am alone in this thought--[Whenever I don't meditate first thing in the morning, my day suffers as a result.]

      I am the same way.

      To answer the original question: yes, absolutely meditation helps.

      And it is truly different for everyone. I used to sit and 'try' to meditate. If you concentrate on meditation, you are Not meditating. From a post above, yes, keeping a notepad handy is a great practice.

      I am to the point where I was able to relax enough to allow the meditation to renew me and refresh me. It made a HUGE difference in my productivity and overall attitude toward my day.
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    • Profile picture of the author Arima Brunson
      Researches prove that 20 min. of meditation is equivalent to 7hrs. of sleep.Not only this, daily meditation for a prolonged period keeps our hermones naturally balanced and grows our consciousness in our daily life.Hence we are able to cope effectively with our changing environment.In short it improves our life.Is this not sufficient ?
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      • Profile picture of the author orpaz191
        Originally Posted by Arima Brunson View Post

        Researches prove that 20 min. of meditation is equivalent to 7hrs. of sleep.Not only this, daily meditation for a prolonged period keeps our hermones naturally balanced and grows our consciousness in our daily life.Hence we are able to cope effectively with our changing environment.In short it improves our life.Is this not sufficient ?
        meditation is not substitute for sleeping but it does have physiological effects.
        our brain act like computers. when you have many "programs" running in the background you feel paralyzed and unable to take action, just like when you have many software running on a PC, and it makes it slow.
        When you meditate you clean your mind off everything and that you are able to concentrate on the one thing you really need to concentrate on. Making money
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        • Profile picture of the author coachkat
          Originally Posted by orpaz191 View Post

          meditation is not substitute for sleeping but it does have physiological effects.
          our brain act like computers. when you have many "programs" running in the background you feel paralyzed and unable to take action, just like when you have many software running on a PC, and it makes it slow.
          When you meditate you clean your mind off everything and that you are able to concentrate on the one thing you really need to concentrate on. Making money
          This is a great analogy!
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      • Profile picture of the author davidg109
        Hi, I'm replying a bit late to this thread and it also happens to be my first message. But I'll share something very personal.

        A couple of years ago I went through depression... and I mean it was like physical *pain* and in retrospect it probably was severe. Pure hell.

        I tried a lot to shake it off, and the ONLY thing that worked was Pranayama, which I would consider a form of meditation (focusing on your breathe). It's known as yoga of the breathe. I still ended up on medication temporarily, but let me tell you, the only time I had relief was when I practiced. It works, period.

        Although I no longer practice Pranayama, I still do meditation and count my breathes... 1 in, 2 out, 3 in, etc. I have no doubt that it keeps me calm and focused. Like a little mini vacation each time.

        We're all busy these days but to me it's the equivalent of showering, an absolute necessity. Take it from me, do it regularly for just 5 minutes a day and you will see a difference.
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      • Profile picture of the author DGFletcher
        Originally Posted by Arima Brunson View Post

        Researches prove that 20 min. of meditation is equivalent to 7hrs. of sleep.Not only this, daily meditation for a prolonged period keeps our hermones naturally balanced and grows our consciousness in our daily life.Hence we are able to cope effectively with our changing environment.In short it improves our life.Is this not sufficient ?

        OH!

        I slept on the couch last night on and off for awhile. Then I did a meditation style Oorta for about an hour. And then I was fine...

        Weird.
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      • Originally Posted by Arima Brunson View Post

        Researches prove that 20 min. of meditation is equivalent to 7hrs. of sleep.Not only this, daily meditation for a prolonged period keeps our hermones naturally balanced and grows our consciousness in our daily life.Hence we are able to cope effectively with our changing environment.In short it improves our life.Is this not sufficient ?
        Better try to meditate, this past few days I hardly get a 8hrs sleep. Thanks for the info
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      • Profile picture of the author GrizleyAdams
        I think personaly meditation can be effective and can help individuals in many aspects of their lives... Like for better concetration, focus, connection between your mind and boy, and that it can even be used for curing some diseases.
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  • Profile picture of the author MegJones
    To meditate is to focus on something in a calm manner and contemplate it. It will calm you because that is exactly what it is. What you meditate on, however is what makes it different for everyone.

    When I meditate on something, it is usually on truth found in the Bible. I examine myself, to see if I am doing what I ought to be doing.

    Is it ok to quote a Bible verse here? Times have changed since I was young. I just joined, and this is actually the very first thread I landed on when looking around. LOL This is a Bible verse about meditation, though not using that word:

    Philippians 4:8

    New International Version (NIV)

    8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.

    Imagine, if everyone alive just filled our minds with these things... the world would be a nicer place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    Originally Posted by DoubleD3 View Post

    Hi,
    I have heard that Meditation helps one to keep one's own mind under control.. Is it true ???

    What is your opinion about Meditation ???
    Just try it. What's there to lose?
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  • Profile picture of the author valvalentino
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    Yes meditation help me keep calm and give more ideas
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryK
    Meditation is not really 'mind control' it is a very effective method of calming the mind. There are just about as many different methods of meditating as there are people, one I love is to meditate as I walk along being careful not to cross roads though without looking.

    If you find it hard to 'clear the mind' as many meditations suggest, just acknowledge any thoughts, then let them go, don't try to 'work them out or through'.

    Find a way which suits you and practice on a regular basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ravikanth
    NO BODY CAN MEDITATE!

    This is one of the biggest fallacy around about meditation. You can do things which lead to meditation. Meditating is not an act like thinking, doing or working. Meditation is a quality. Calling meditation as a state of mind is ok but not accurate.

    YOU CAN MEDITATE WHILE SMOKING BUT YOU CANNOT SMOKE WHILE MEDITATING. Read that again . A quote from a Zen master.
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    • Profile picture of the author cesarhall
      I think meditation is spiritual practice with lots of health benefits. It help us for identifying ourselves besides what we are for rest of the world. It provide internal healing and thus enrich our soul.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimagiba
    hrmm. I havent tried it yet, if I saw a video or a close friend of mine will really say is true, Then I will believe half.
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  • Profile picture of the author thereikid
    Absolutely it works it alms the mind and gets you in tune with the source!
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    meditation isn't for mind control..it works to quiet and calm your mind.. it also help that a few minutes of real deep breathing ..in through nose out through mouth..gets o2 into your system and feeds your brain.

    but is your meditating for an hour ..you get in your car and someone cuts you off..and you spend the next 10 minutes grumping about it ..your not doing it right ..

    most of the thoughts in your head are not your thoughts .. meditation can help you learn to hear you .
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  • Profile picture of the author calebciantar
    It does, saw many changes since I started meditating every morning.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3rddd
    I've tried meditation before and gotten some pretty interesting results. The hardest part for me was finding a place that was actually quiet...it's harder than you think.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobbieT
    As with most things there are different ways to meditate so why not research it a bit on the web and try a couple of methods until you find one that you like.

    Just remember though that you are not trying to analyze the thoughts that pop into your head (the monkey mind chatter) when you are sitting quietly meditating you are just concentrating on your breathing to quieten your mind and change the brain wave pattern.

    Take good care of those that you love.

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  • Profile picture of the author gentryliving
    Yes it is true! But the best thing to do to control it is... control your emotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author wordcatcher
    I enjoy meditating, I find it very useful when I can't sleep, it calms me down. Meditation opens the door to higher levels of awareness.
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    • Profile picture of the author DGFletcher
      YES! But it depends on your meditation.

      I lost 50 pounds with it after being overweight most of my life and got some of my eyesight back. I've also meditated out of flu and colds numerous times, fixed back pain, ear aches, hair falling out, hiccups and about a zillion other things. (Hiccups was the first one this worked on or I wouldn't mention it)

      As of about a week ago I saw a vid that showed me how to look at money in a way that I could apply my meditation style to it. I'd never looked at it that way before.

      As of 3 days ago, I locked the system in place to be able to apply it to money. (it required tweaking) In those 3 days, I've mostly been working on eyes still, (details) but I've unlocked a major block I had on IM and my freelancing business and was able to make $60 I wouldn't have otherwise made.

      HOWEVER, this is after years of playing with a zillion different types of meditation until I found one that's this fine-tuned to get results this fast.

      So yeah, meditation works. You just have to find the right one!!
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      • Profile picture of the author gully
        Meditation calms you down and allows you to have laser sharp focus.
        It removes the distractions and bright shiny object syndrome and allows to to be so much more productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author seangarland
    I found meditating very helpful, helps me keep a positive mindset for the whole day. I am making it a habit to meditate every morning before even doing anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author kavitapore
    hi
    Meditation helps one to keep one's own mind under control yes its true.
    Meditation is vary good for your health and mind.because Meditation make positive thinking its control your mind.
    for using Meditation you can win your mind and you win mind u can do anything.
    because in this wold every thing is possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Saito
    Meditation is one means to an end to practice Mindfulness. The psychological/spiritual/temporal benefits of mindfulness are what we're really discussing here, or self-awareness.

    To develop mindfulness, sitting meditation is my preference, but also when eating (try to chew 50 times and concentrate fully on the food and its taste--will amaze you) and walking meditation are helpful, too.

    Meditation absolutely works, to 1) Clear your mind, 2) Train and develop laser focus and concentration, and then 3) Deep introspection, reprogramming, and self-knowledge.

    Calming the mind is a stress reduction technique that would benefit ALL entrepreneurs, since we just plain have more of it from the challenges we face, as well as the stress of positive change and growth.

    I commit to stress-reduction practices as fully as I am committed to physical exercise and taking care of my body. There are just more benefits to being calm and relaxed to list. Your problem-solving abilities (i.e., your main role as an entrepreneur) are virtually ZERO when your mind is rippled and unclear.

    Developing laser-like concentration carries over into your workday, helping you stay focused on that task at hand with present awareness and passion. This is HUGE for my A.D.D. brethren who have found being continually distracted to be frustrating and ineffective.

    Lastly, comes the deep self-knowledge. If you agree as i do that mindset is everything in business success, and if you consider that our subconscious is responsible for 90% of our behavior and results, then what could be more important than examining the self and your beliefs, and bringing to into consciousness what was hidden?

    Get to know yourself and you'll find the solution is within and always has been...not outside of you in the form of a guru or tool or funds or whatever you think is holding you back.
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  • Profile picture of the author NeuralSync
    Originally Posted by Saito View Post

    Get to know yourself and you'll find the solution is within and always has been...not outside of you in the form of a guru or tool or funds or whatever you think is holding you back.
    Absolutely true.

    I would add that as you become self-aware through meditative states that it is both empowering and healing as well - you simply feel better and more able to address any challenges that come your way. Worth doing for that reason alone, though the numerous other benefits certainly don't hurt.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulFL
    I've been meditating for years and I never perceived it as controlling my mind. Perhaps it could be said it's not allowing thoughts to control my mind. I'm emptying and calming my mind, which allows me to be aware, mindful and awake.

    Since I began meditating, my physical and mental health has improved and my spirituality has deepened. My work output has improved as I'm able to better focus on what I'm doing with less mental chatter.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryankjones
    The more you meditate, the better your life will be. It doesn't matter what you believe in, meditation is one of the best ways to relieve stress. If you don't know how to do it, don't worry. I didn't either the first time I did. Just try it. There is no right or wrong way. And eventually you will learn your own way. Its just a matter of time before you start to really learn how to do it. When I don't meditate, I find a MAJOR difference in how productive I am throughout the day. PM me if you want some help :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author sam2oke
    meditation makes me feel calm...let try...
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  • Profile picture of the author dreganomics
    Daily meditation is a habit of mine that I will be keeping for life. I feel a profound difference when I don't meditate first thing in the morning...more easily frustrated, loss of perspective, feeling less productive/valuable. Meditation has been described as "stretching your mind and warming it up so you can go about the rest of your day without pulling a muscle"...I agree with this. My life is better when I'm meditating regularly, find out for yourself what it can do for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiepadgal
    Originally Posted by DoubleD3 View Post

    Hi,
    I have heard that Meditation helps one to keep one's own mind under control.. Is it true ???

    What is your opinion about Meditation ???
    I believe that you can clear your mind with meditations and self-hypnosis to direct and clarify your thoughts and actions.

    As many Warriors have shared, you can benefit from the calm of meditation.
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  • Profile picture of the author axelg
    In my experience, mindfulness meditation is a wonderful way to stay centered and calm from the moment you wake up in the morning until you fall asleep at night.

    I strongly recommend Eckhart Tolle's free videos on YouTube.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author lucastyas
    Meditating helps a lot in keeping up a positive mindset.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMakerGroup
    meditation? try autohypnosis and self-development NLP
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  • Profile picture of the author millamuscio
    Meditating helps clear my mind from negative thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author amolwagh
    Yes it does help a lot in many ways. As a Blogger, Consultant and Marketer I got stuck in huge multi-tasking and role swapping every hour.

    Meditation helped me to prioritize the work I do and set my mind in state of calm, which is very essential to think productively.

    I do not do it regularly now, but on weekends when I am planning for coming week I strictly do meditation.
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  • Profile picture of the author franciscadavis
    Meditation brings your mind into a calmer state and helps you focus on things you really need to instead of the distractions.

    i agree on this statement...
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  • Profile picture of the author franciscadavis
    Meditation brings your mind into a calmer state and helps you focus on things you really need to instead of the distractions.

    i agree on this statement...
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  • Profile picture of the author braydenblake
    If you want to keep focus, meditation will help you a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Usmile
    I've known several individuals who have tried meditating and yes they have positive feedback about it, according to them it helps you to revitalize your mind and body to help you think better in any aspects of your life. I haven't tried but I'm willing to take though.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    Meditation helps people to have a peace of mind and stay focused.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee A Bracey
    In short, YES!

    I tried the seated meditation for years on my own and was unsuccessful in quieting the mind. It wasn't until my martial arts practice led me to explore the internal methods (static and moving)that I was able to let that internal chatter (monkey-mind) go. I discovered a standing meditation that builds the physical body, increases endurance, and calms the mind simultaneously in about 10 minutes or less.

    In my experience, taxing the body while in the various postures distracted the internal dialogue long enough to reach the next level of mental relaxation and focus. Once in the state, you begin to see things clearer and from an unbiased (non-emotional) perspective. It gives you tremendous clarity on issues, and a much calmer demeanor in your daily activities.

    The method I use is accumulative as well. The longer you do it, the better it gets. I would recommend meditation to everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author RShantel
    Meditation Came from a Latin word medery which means to calm down i.e freeing mind from all sorts of thought is meditation.It repairs our emotional parameters and quiets our mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jolly Roger
      To me meditation means emptying the mind from any thought (including the thought that the mind empties, which is still a thought) and after a while of "void" (which actually gives the feeling of being connected to everything, and enjoying it), picking a subject and focusing on it.

      So yes this can only help achieving your goals. But although it seems easy, it is not. Peace of mind requires training. Every day a bit keeps the mind fit.
      And the best part is, it's addicting!
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  • Profile picture of the author kittmulcahy
    meditation is very helpful in focusing & calming the mind. I tend to be all over the place & jump from one thing to another, & when that happens, I will just take a 10 minute break & meditate & calm my mind & I am refocused. So, yes it works!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
    Meditation can be done in different ways. I personally do it for peace of mind and for coping with day to day situations. There are some relaxing audios out there with water sounds (waterfall), you simply blank out any thoughts, focus on the breathing and let your whole body relax. Try it for 10 mins and see how you feel.

    I sometimes feel that I am surrounded by chaos, depression and negativity but the meditation wipes it all out. Just my way of hoping but we are all different. Use the method that works for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaolinsteve
    I done Martial Arts for just over 10 years. Whilst I done some meditation myself, defining the meaning of Meditation can really come into many different things and not necessarily just sitting down and all that jazz.

    It can be achieved in time, but consistency is key just like many things, and then hopefully you will achieve your state of mind.


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  • Profile picture of the author Czorny
    I knew a guy who once spent a couple o'days meditating and got into serious troubles for that. Since that time I'm against "meditation for slowpokes" and all that stuff. Only proper training brings positive results.
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    I've been meditating since I was a kid (My whole family did this as well) I find that it helps you keep your cool when everyone else is losing their focus. It's a good thing to try to do each day because I believe the positive effects build up over time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremiah L
    Meditation preaches the realm of the non-thinking. It is obvious that you feel calm for you don't think.
    Meditation is wrong. I may understand the visualisation process to entail one's mind to conceive structural space while closing the eyes, but meditation in itself is WRONG.
    Thinking is the one best way to succeed. Meditation = non-thinking or the realm of no thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wilfred james
    Concentration of any sort is always powerful and has a great physics behind it .
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    • Profile picture of the author ReneeD
      I combine binuraul beats with my meditation for maximum effectiveness. Its like reaching Zen-like states of Theta in 20 minutes....I also use it to program my sub conscious mind, getting connected with the universal power source
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    Meditation can be a definite benefit to the user.
    Though it can be practiced on many different levels,
    from spiritual to practical and for health, it does have
    an essential element of calming the mind from the
    incessant flood of thoughts and sensory triggers
    that we all face.
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  • Profile picture of the author 9ball
    My friend keep told me it is true. She is doing that everyday to stay focus
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Meditation really works for me. It is effective for someone who wants inner peace. It makes me relax and feels like I'm stress free everytime I do meditation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Khaled
    i assure it's important to meditate as it makes you get highly focus in one idea for long time, as it training our subconscious to get high level of focus,relaxation and Clarity about things.
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  • Profile picture of the author christmichel12
    Dear warriors,

    I met many of the investigators who are doing these studies last year when I attended the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute and I know how passionately they are working to discover how and why mindfulness and meditation can improve all our lives. I hope there is something here that can help you or someone you know.
    Is meditation effective for pain control?
    In the Journal of Neuroscience a study reported a 40% reduction in pain intensity and 57% reduction in the unpleasantness of the subjects pain. Morphine typically reduces the ratings about 25%.
    Can long term meditation practice help prevent dementia?
    In Neuroimage a study comparing 27 long term meditators and 27 control subjects found the meditators showed a range of brain areas with stronger neural connections and less brain atrophy.
    Can Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) help prevent relapses of depression?
    The Archives of General Psychiatry reports a study of 84 subjects who took antidepressants until their symptoms were in remission. Then 1/3 remained on antidepressants, 1/3 underwent MBCT and 1/3 took placebos. After 18 months relapse for the antidepressant and MBCT groups was in the 30% range while the placebo group was at 70%.
    Does mindfulness benefit cancer patients?
    An analysis of 13 research papers and conference abstracts showed significant improvements in anxiety, depression, stress, sexual difficulties, and immune function. More research is needed but so far results are promising. (Psycho-Oncology)
    Does meditation help women cope with menopausal symptoms?
    110 women who had bothersome hot flashes each day did mindfulness training and stretching exercises. After the program, they reported less stress and anxiety and their menopausal symptoms were no longer considered abnormal. The slept better and rated their quality of life better.
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  • Profile picture of the author orvillehansen
    For me, it does. I've see many changes since I started to include it in my daily routine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
    I've been using Awakening Prologue by Centerpointe. It's a meditation program. Absolutely life changing stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author leorocking25
    yeah ,i think meditation works well to calm myself and help me to min-sate in my works.it also helps me be confident and bold.
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  • Profile picture of the author adamgoldman47
    Straight up works!
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  • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
    Yes, I believe meditation helps too, but the problem is I can't sit in one place for 10 minutes straight! I always get distracted, so I've never benefited from my brand of "meditation".
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  • Profile picture of the author joeyreyes
    Meditation can be done in many different forms.

    It can help because it can help you relax. You can think and decide more clearly if you are relaxed.
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  • Profile picture of the author JJP
    I think the effects are all about how much you believe in it and how seriously you take. I think it can be relaxing but it is ultimately just similar to a placebo.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cybria
      Originally Posted by JJP View Post

      I think the effects are all about how much you believe in it and how seriously you take. I think it can be relaxing but it is ultimately just similar to a placebo.
      It's definitely not a placebo effect. Placebos make you believe that you're healed or on your way to being healed, so that puts you in a positive state of mind. Meditation actually works in itself. When I meditate I go within myself and and sort of push the "reset" button when it comes to all the stress and frustration I feel. Also it doesn't have to be religious or spiritual. You can meditate just by sitting in a quiet place and focusing on your breathing.
      If you want to try meditation, I find that guided meditations are a very good way to get started. I like TheHonestGuys on Youtube:


      Also I go to this website on a regular basis. It's a free meditation resource:

      Meditation Society Australia

      I hope these help someone.
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  • Profile picture of the author gentryliving
    It works specially when you are on place that is very quiet and relaxing.
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  • Profile picture of the author zenjaz
    If you need to control your mind then yes, meditation works; you will have to put some effort in and try to practice daily, even for a few short minutes at a time, in fact its best for beginners to do short practices.

    A regular meditation practice will definitely allow your mind to organize and stabilize itself, and this will allow you to gain peace, happiness, clarity, and tranquility.

    Enjoy your peace of mind
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  • Profile picture of the author robert88
    My partner and i meditate repeatedly a day. Especially when My partner and i 1st wake up every day and also definitely once i hit the sack during the night time. My partner and i tend to meditate while some thing provides simply angered myself, as well as I just desire a moment and also I just crystal clear my brain and also target. I'm not one to go for hours as well as everything like this, although My partner and i arranged my timer with my watch for 15minutes that is the item while the item beeps. My partner and i uncover myself much more from serenity, much more targeted and also calm.
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