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Originally posted by blupblup
To be fair you did say you listened to music, watched a documentary and had a smoke when you "meditated"... when told this wasn't meditating, you then decided that fishing was your form of meditation and then now act as though this is your preferred form of meditating.... you're just plucking activities you do, at random, and calling it meditation.
All a bit strange really.
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
reply to post by Unity_99
As I said earlier people tend to pass off everything as meditation now days. If everything is meditation then nothing is meditation.
[edit on 30-12-2009 by Indigo_Child]
Creative visualization is daydreaming not meditation. Meditation is not daydreaming. If what you are doing is basically playing in the playground of your mind creating scenorios, bouncing from one one thought to the other it is exactly what expert texts on meditation(Yoga Sutras etc) advise you NOT to do. You are not suppose to go with your thoughts, you are suppose to let them go and stay focussed either on maintaining a passive state of detachment or on your object of concentration.
One thing I would never do is tell someone what is meditation and what is not, they will discover that journey through many methods and which ones they prefer and which ones work for themselves. Obviously there are levels of brain waves associated with different stages, and different types of meditation occur with different techniques. Alpha, and theta are not best for dishes. Though sometimes you slip into those states in certain conditions.
When i mean zen mind, or setting intentions, and then letting go and then doing chores with a blank mind, I really do the blank mind, and this is meditative, its also a requirement for most psi and surprisingly psi moments occur then as well, in addition contact can occur, and real memories and even timeline possiblities, stepping right into the currents that occur.
Originally posted by the_denv
Fair? Yes I stated that I listen to music, watch a documentary and had a smoke when "I" meditated. Since when did any soul need to be TOLD how to meditate?
I take it you have never fished by a peaceful riverside in the middle of nowhere surrounded by wilderness and wild animals for hours?
I bet you $1,000 that it is a hell of a lot better than sitting on a wooden or concrete floor humming weird sounds in an urban city, filled with geomancy that repels your positive energy source while clicking "play" on a Wikipedia Binaural beat.
I tell you what, since a member posted about Binaural Beats, watch my video on Binaural Beats and re-educate yourself:
Originally posted by sphinx551
How often do you meditate? EVERYDAY I SEEK UNDERSTANDING OF EXISTANCE
How often should a person meditate? AS MUCH AS YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING SO, IT SHOULD BE A RELAXED STATE EVEN WHEN FULLY CONCIOUS AND ACTIVE IN LIFE AND SOCIETY
Is every day of the week necessary?IF YOU FEEL YOU POSSESS THE ENERGY TO LOOK DEEPER INTO EXISTANCE EVERYDAY THEN WHY NOT
In what position do you usually meditate?NO BASIC POSITION FOR ME PERSONALLY BUT SOME MAY NEED TO FIND ONE IN ORDER FOR THE ENERY TO FIND A ENTRANCE PORT JUST THINK DEEPLY AND THE ORA WILL EMBRACE YOU ENTIRLY IF YOU ARE TRUE TO YOURSELF AND THE LORD
I started meditating a month ago and been doing it every day. Starting to wonder if it's too much to meditate every day?IF IT IS DISCOMFORTING YOU THEN MABEY YOU ARE TRYING TO HARD TO PULL TO MUCH ENERGY THRU, INTERNAL PATIENCE ALWAYS HELPS
[edit on 28-12-2009 by sphinx551]