posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 09:00 AM
I've read that some are struggling with meditation. The whole 'stopping the mind' thing. I've had the same trouble.
I wanted to give a specific technique I have used. I'm also going to go back over some of my old stuff and put out some other forms of meditation
I've worked out. But that may take a few days or so.
I invite everyone to post your own specific techniques, if you wish.
The technique can quickly and accurately be described as 'repetition'. If you can't seem to stop all the thoughts, then flood the mind to crowd
the thoughts out. The twist is to do it with one word or thought. I prefer just one word. What I do is create a dense thought form associated with
that word. I'll give an example.
Earth. I would use visualization to take in as much detail as mentally possible to associate with the word Earth. I would think about the planet as
a whole, visualizing it. If you find visualization difficult, which I used to, then get a good picture of the planet and use it to help. Then I
would add in the atmosphere, the magnetic field, and the gravity field. I would visualize the continents in as much detail as possible. Then add in
around 7 billion people. Then millions of species of animals, plants, and insects. And each time, before I started the repetition, I would try to
add in more detail. The forests, oceans, rivers, lakes, canyons, ice, and all that good stuff. Then I would add in cities and human created
structures. Then going further I would picture individual leaves, grains of sand, drops of water. And finally I would try to crowd in the insane
amount of atoms that occupy the space we commonly refer to as Earth. And just to top it off I would try to visualize it all in perpetual motion.
Then I would tell myself that all this is now associated with the thought form called Earth. When ever I say "Earth" this is the intensely dense
conglomerate of billions of items of detail that are now that one single word.
Then I would forget it all. Start breathing exercises. And continuously repeat the word "Earth". Not thinking about all that stuff associated
with it because I just gave all that to the subconscious to keep it busy. All I would do is repeat "Earth" over and over. If my other thoughts
started coming back in I would just double my effort in keeping that one word in mind only. Now the conscious mind is busy.
This, of course, is not the end. It's a step that might help get past the point of uncontrollable thought.