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Hey guys can anyone tell me an effective way of meditating so that i can really discover who i really am???
2008-11-03 2:54
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Meditation can be a useful tool, but I don't think it can tell you who you are.

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2008-11-03 3:03
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rall274 Wrote:Hey guys can anyone tell me an effective way of meditating so that i can really discover who i really am???

Sit down and shut up.

No seriously, that's mostly what's meditation is about. It's generally easier said than done. Take some time and read the forums. Look up meditation, relaxation techniques, and maybe visualization on the net.

It can't really tell you who you are, but it's a good start. Take the clues you find there and then start comparing what you find to what others have found. Check out mythology, biology, anthropology, psychology, whatever it takes. Then take it or leave it as you go.

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2008-11-03 3:18
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i thought there was a topic on meditation already.

as i said in another topic... calm down first. sit down, straighten your back, feel your breath flow into your lungs and out again. if any thoughts arise (and they will), simply let them go. focus on the silence and peace within you. this won't work at the first attempt, neither will it work at the second. keep trying. you know you're there when you don't even think about it anymore.

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2008-11-03 9:41
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I'll move this to a more appropriate place.

Thing is, it's all down to the individual. I know somebody who meditates successfully when listening to calming music. Some people even dance for a while, then sit down and let their minds drift. My headmate Lishie sits with her legs crossed, in the dark, with her head down. I think you should do some research on what works best for you. Read some articles, browse the forums, and don't be so panicky. It'll come to you in time.



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2008-11-03 10:59
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Don't look to this as a quick fix. It can take six months to a year to get decent at it with daily practice. I went with the old repeating mantra trick. I had a phrase I said over and over for a minimum of fifteen minutes at a time. (No, I'm not gonna tell you what it was, find your own. Or use one of the Buddhist standbys.) I got one that would correspond to my breathing in and out so that got trained at the same time. I rested my hands over my stomach, activating my lower tan tien (second chakra if you're into kundalini) which I found out later is a good thing to do. Lowering your chi helps you to calm down and not be so flighty. If I got distracted and time wasn't up, I just went back to it.

In time, I began to recognize the trance state as my body relaxed into it. Later, it only took a couple repetitions of the mantra to trigger it. Later still, I could go into it at will without using the mantra at all, though I still go back to it when I need a boost.

Listening to music, dancing, walking, drumming are all different ways to get there. Whichever one you go with, you have to stick with it so your progress builds over time.

It's only after you get the monkey mind with all it's chattering 'what if's' to be quiet that you can start finding out what's really there as opposed to what you think is there. I'll warn you though, it's not always what you expect or even what you think you wanted.

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2008-11-03 17:26
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Motley Wrote:Sit down and shut up.

Y'know, there's a pretty good book with that title...

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2008-11-03 20:28
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Motley, i don't think i tell you how much i appreciate you being you
case it's a friggen lot.

rall, this might help out some with the meditation thing:
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just don't expect fast and easy answers.

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2008-11-05 22:26
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What everyone said above is good.

Personally, we take a shower or lie down on a beach with our legs in the water. We can't meditate without some form of water moving over us.

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2008-11-05 23:06
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