Do you really meditate, or just sit and think?
Many people say they meditate but sitting and counting the breath a bit then getting lost in wandering thoughts is not meditation!
Getting lost in your thoughts is not meditation, you are right. There are two types of meditation, however - active and passive. In active meditation, thinking is allowed, but it is directed towards a specific objective. Passive meditation, on the otherhand requires that you return your attention back to your chosen center (breath, a word, an awareness) when the mind wanders. I do both and realize the benefits of both.
What I do is sit comfortably and start to breath using my diaphragm, inhale counting to 5 , hold and exhale counting to 5. When I feel relaxed I start focusing in my body energy. Thoughts come , I just become aware of them and gently come back to feel my energy field. I do it twice a day for about 20 minutes. When I finish I fell lighter, and my senses become heightened. Everything seems brighter, the lights, colors.
Sometimes, if I'm having a difficult day, I write before meditating. It helps me clear what is bothering me exactly, and after meditation I usually get some kind of insight. This works for me , I hope you find it useful.
by Angela Rhodes 8 years ago
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by narenreg 9 months ago
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by jirel 9 months ago
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by mpchekuri 5 years ago
Does meditation really relaxes our mind?I had been practicing meditation since 1 year. When start meditation my thoughts start increasing more. I just what to know is this the result with every one?
by Brenda Thornlow 4 years ago
Have you tried meditating and if so has helped you in any way?
by Carol 5 years ago
Do you meditate?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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