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Originally posted by Vanitas
reply to post by reject
I am sure you're familiar with the saying "if you can't beat them, join them"?
I suspect this is easier done than said (and no, this is not an error - it's really easier t do than to describe accurately), but you might want to start by just acknowledging every single thought that runs through your mind. Just follow your thoughts and identify each one of them before moving on (it's a very fast mental process, of course, but the mind is fast enough to perform such feats).
If you're anything like me, you'll be shocked.
It's a very useful place to start "controlling" your thoughts - and you'll learn a great deal about yourself (obviously).
Originally posted by Electricneo
The best way to silence the mind is to meditate by counting your breaths.
This is the technique taught by Tibetan masters.
It is called shine, or shamatha meditation
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Get a gun, and shoot yourself in the head.
Haha just messing.
I don't think you can silence the mind, the mind is what makes you alive, silencing it would mean you would not be aware thus not alive.
But I know you can ALMOST silence it, and that's what people aim for when they meditate and OBE etc.
Originally posted by reject
I would like to shut my babbler of a mind up. It just won't stop.
Please share the best trick you know to NATURALLY & SAFELY quiet the incessant stream of obsessive compulsive thinking. Thanks!