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Originally posted by Whyhi
Quite simple really.
- Sit down or stand up, doesn't really matter
- Think about feeling better until you feel better
- Blame the feelings on some imaginary beings using as many pseudoscience peddler terms as possible
Originally posted by NewlyAwakened
Good question. Took me years of wading through nonsense and dogmatic ritual to finally realize what it is.
Observation. That's it.
Basically take all your thoughts, feelings, sensory perceptions, reactions, everything, and separate out an "observer" and you be that observer. Observe the cause-and-effect conditioning of your behavior (situation -> feelings/instincts -> reaction) (example: talk with pretty girl -> get nervous -> talk nonsense). This actually works best in real time (contrary to what you read), though usually you start by reflecting on the past. Ideally we should be meditating every waking moment.
Make a point to do it as often as possible. You'll slowly learn a WHOLE lot about yourself. And quickly discover new abilities. I quit (almost) every addiction, and the quitting stuck, only after I started meditating. All it took was observation of the feelings that led me to get a drink (for example), and my automatic and basically unconscious conditioned reaction of actually getting the drink.
It does take a certain amount of humility at first. It's hard to accept that just about everything you do you do unconsciously. It seems pretty counterintuitive at first. But once you experience what it's like to be fully consciously present in a type of situation in which you have normally been unconscious, the difference is obvious.
Originally posted by TigaHawk
What do you do in the situation where the persons mind, just doesnt want to stop?
The question was about meditation not about your rehab program
As for meditation i don't think there is one sure way to mediate . Everyone is different depends what your body needs to get into its "groove" of oneness