If yes, do you practise a formal type of meditation or do you simply take time out from your day to quiet your mind?
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Yes, this does seem to be a very rigorous form of meditation - or at least a rigorous introduction. It brings to mind some First Nations rights of passage. I practise Transcendental Meditation. Whatever the form I believe it to be essential.
I have done the Vipassana course and found it extremely helpful. Have been meaning to do one again.
Where did you attend you Vipassana course? I've heard a lot of good things. I'm on a waiting list currently to attend a retreat in Shelburne Falls, MA.
Hello Sushma and thanks for answering this question. I will check out your hubs on meditation.
Your meditations sound like wonderful, mini holidays! It would be very easy to do in the middle of a work day too. Excellent!
Yes observing the breath is a great way to arrive into the present moment and become aware of yourself.
It's also great to destress quickly before a test.
As long as we are aware and take 'breaks' from our everyday rush - sometimes the simplest is the best!
Wow! Ten days of meditation? I'd like to hear more about that! I agree with you regarding teaching meditation in schools. Thanks so much for your answer.
Another bi-product of meditation is creativity. Something sadly lacking in our society is the spontaneous desire to create.. The benefit to children would be extraordinary. In one generation we could change so much.
I have heard of this form of meditaton, have used it on occasion, and believe it to be very valuable.
Rameschgf - you could very well be right.