I am newish to the meditation realm, and had (seemingly) simple questions that I can't seem to get answered anywhere.
I was hoping that the lot of you would be able to throw in your collective ideas, mantras, reasons, and your "Why." The reason you meditate, is the
"Why" I refer to.
What do you say to yourself while you meditate?
Do you say anything?
Am I supposed to be actively envisioning something?
Am I supposed to feel anything?
Am I supposed to fall asleep?
Should I be sitting or laying down?
What about standing?
Is the point of this just simple silence?
What role do candles and crystals and incense play in all this?
Are they necessary?
Can I play music in the background?
Am I allowed to drink some water while meditating if my throat is dry?
Is there some sort of guide out there for this? I've looked high and low and can't seem to find any solid accounting of this, or even two people who
do it the same way. It makes me question meditation's effectiveness, and also makes me question if anyone really knows what they're doing when they
I'd love your input on the topic, and I would be ecstatic if someone with some real knowledge on the subject could drop some knowledge bombs on the
rest of us (mostly me though, because it is my thread). From the outside looking in, I can see meditation being beneficial to me, I just want to know
that I am doing it "the right way" so as not to waste my time.
Thanks in advance!
there are many approaches,
but the goal is to return to God/Reality (Present Moment), no Mind
you must become your awareness/observer, not the mind
mind will come and go but u just be the observer (and watch your body/mind/speech/feeling in actions)
but if you cant control mind so much, make the mind does some workout with mantra,
mantra depends on ur religion,
make a short prayer, one sentence, not too long, must be aim to favorite deity ex God/Jesus, topic? anything non material or worldly. Ask for
forgiveness, protection from evil, guide you back to become One with God/Reality
read your prayer repeatedly (if done right you will become the prayer itself) i only read prayer to calm my mind most of the time)
you can use this trick anywhere.
if you want to use music, thats also fine, if possible just melody like classic, no romantic/emotional music. music with prayers is fine but can be
if mind distracts you, focus on breathing and return to music (if its done correctly, you become one with the music. your consciousness drop to
heart, and stay there as long as you can)
the rest of meditations trick, you can see arpgme's thread opening chakra with sound (www.abovetopsecret.com...
) and more
in dominicus thread (www.abovetopsecret.com...
sitting or lying wont matter, if u fall asleep, wake up and continue ur progress, usually its much better.
for sitting, i recommend zazen.
edit on 16-9-2013 by dodol because: (no reason given)