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Originally posted by GypsK
Those who meditate are saying it for centuries: meditation is good for the mind and body.
Unfortunately, meditation has always been pushed in a 'spiritual or new age' corner and a lot of people still think it only has a psychological effect, like a placebo...
most think meditation is only good for relaxation, but the above study shows it does actually change our brains!
What are your experiences with meditation? Do you think it has changed your brain and do you notice an effect of that? What changes did ocure in your life since you started meditating?
Originally posted by guyopitz
I have been very depressed lately because my job sucks and I have no money and the future is so uncertain and I'm such a paranoid loner (probly not the only one on here lol) and I started smoking a lot of a certain herb to stay sane in an insane world.
Then I saw this video on youtube called NeiKung Power about a man named John chang (not his real name) who could do a lot of miraculous things like heal people with his touch or create electricity or heat from his touch or to move things with his mind or even create fire with his power. He says anyone can do what he does, its nothing special, It just requires meditation and special training. So I was so inspired by that video that that very day I quit drugs and started doing Tai Chi and Qi Gong. It really does feel like I have changed quite a bit in the past few days. I can connect with people better, like more empathy, like the OP was saying. I also feel energized after a couple hours of dedicated meditation. During the meditation I feel more centered and relaxed and that feeling last long after I finish. I can see why people get up at dawn and do Tai Chi because the benefits you get from it will carry through the rest of your day.
but then I'm not a total beginner at meditation, I used to practice similar activities when I was really into lucid dreaming. I used to have terrible nightmares but I learned to control my dreaming to a much greater degree, I also consider myself something of a shaman, partaking of certain spiritually significant substances a few times a year for an intense 4-6 hour meditation. wink.
Originally posted by BIGMOUTHSTRIKESAGAIN
reply to post by GypsK
I am so glad you posted this as by strange coincidence I have recently had several conversations with different friends about the changes I've noticed since I began to increase the time I meditate each day. Whereas before, I meditated for no longer than 15-20mins, I now meditate every morning for at least an hour whilst I read the Dailies on-line.
Originally posted by Coopdog
I am now tickling this kundalini energy that people talk about. It has not been an entirely positive experience for me as I have not done as my soul is demanding and cleaned up the vessel. I feel I still got some base work to do, and I am working continually in that direction. Good luck on your quest. I meditate on healing the earth and other people. I would be glad to share the visualization process in more detail if you are interested.
Originally posted by cosmicpixie
I'm wondering how you all deal with outside noise when meditating. Even with windows shut here in the quietest part of the house I would be able to hear the quiet rush of cars driving by now and then, a door slamming next door, a voice outside etc. How do you tune this out ? Do you wear ear plugs if not listening to a guided mediation ?edit on 25/1/11 by cosmicpixie because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Hawkwind.
Is meditation possible for those people with a short attention span and if so any tips to make it easier? (in other words, if someone finds it boring when trying it is there a way to combat the boredom phase? I believe that once past that phase there would not be a problem getting into the habit of not being bored as you would be past that point)
Not sure if that made total sense but a tip or two would be appreciated, there are many corridors of the brain to discover
Originally posted by The Djin
reply to post by colloredbrothers
People should all seek for God all the time, for man holds on to the physical as long as he can, and when the physical betrays him so deeply only then does he look for God.
I'm a novice at meditation, so is there a particular god that you have in mind or will anyone do ?
Originally posted by NeverAcquiesce
Hey everyone, great thread OP.
I try to meditate every night but its not always successful. I used binaural beats once and I had a terrible headache the next day.
Is that normal? I felt a little bit 'off' for the entire next day. I've been meaning to try the beats again but haven't got around to it.
Any insights into this?