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OfflineLearyfan
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Benifits of meditation
    #3686122 - 01/27/05 12:15 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Here's one off the top of my head.

Meditation helps you to realize that you have been swept away by a current of habit energy. Once this realization has been made, you get your footing and the current starts to have less and less power over you.





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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: Learyfan]
    #3686447 - 01/27/05 12:56 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Here's another one:

That the current state of mind of our impatient angry society in an individual creates tension in the body compared to sliding down to our natural state of mind, of going with the flow and laughing.

After you realize that meditation is actually just letting go of your grip on the bunny slope and sliding down to the bottom, following gravity and relaxing, it becomes much easier to finally re-enter your natural mindset and let go of all that built-up impatience and tension. I would also bet this has tremendous positive impact on the body, as stress is meant to be a temporary feeling to remedy the situation an organism is in, not a constant mindset like it is in our society


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: Ravus]
    #3686652 - 01/27/05 01:25 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

True. Sometimes I forget how important it is.





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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: Learyfan]
    #3686876 - 01/27/05 02:16 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

what we choose to do is what we do


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3687537 - 01/27/05 07:17 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Meditation, especially zazen meditation also gives me a great feeling of happiness afterwards. I think there really is truth in it that meditation can release extra amounts of serotonin.

Some time ago, I had been medatiting, after which I went shopping. I remember walking through the supermarket, feeling extremely warm and happy, thinking: 'why don't I just keep on walking here, just looking around, for the rest of the day..?'

I don't have that feeling every time after meditating; I think that meditation also is something that you get better in, after some practise. When you meditate fot the first time, you might get irritated and restless within one minute, because you are just not used to giving yourself such rest. After some practise, you slowly get the nice feeling of emptyness and 'I could keep on sitting here for hours'.

I also think that meditation can learn you to be happy with literally nothing, which can be a great benifit in your life.


Edited by wortels1985 (01/27/05 07:18 AM)


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: wortels1985]
    #3687666 - 01/27/05 09:25 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

anything in the 5 senses and memory becomes equal in a way


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3687904 - 01/27/05 11:40 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

once you learn how to have aboslute command over your mind you can have absolute command over anything (including psychic energies)!


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: dr0mni]
    #3687957 - 01/27/05 12:00 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Does anyone else feel that meditation also increases your "influence" on the world around you?
hmmm..how to say better? Somehow i feel that regular meditation makes you more aware of your actions and therefore your actions have a bigger impact on reality...?


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: exclusive58]
    #3688126 - 01/27/05 12:50 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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Does anyone else feel that meditation also increases your "influence" on the world around you?
hmmm..how to say better? Somehow i feel that regular meditation makes you more aware of your actions and therefore your actions have a bigger impact on reality...?




Absolutely. I think this is because you have more control over yourself and therefore have more strength.




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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: Learyfan]
    #3688163 - 01/27/05 01:04 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I wouldn't say meditation directly influences the world around you, but it centers you and thus brings about changes in you that help you bring change to the world.


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: exclusive58]
    #3688222 - 01/27/05 01:19 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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exclusive58 said:
Does anyone else feel that meditation also increases your "influence" on the world around you?
hmmm..how to say better? Somehow i feel that regular meditation makes you more aware of your actions and therefore your actions have a bigger impact on reality...?




To add, I think its that in more awareness, you begin to realize the bigger impact you have been having on the greater reality that you weren't aware of before.

Gomp put up a post called the journey, did you see it? It was a clip of a commercial where one piece was pushed and created a huge chain effect of movement through so many parts of the car laid out.

That was neat to me to watch thinking, what if just one word I utter, creates that sort of chain effect going out into the world. Ei, boss yells at the man, man kicks the dog, dog, bites the kid, women yells at the man for getting the dog, the kid yells at the woman for not loving the dog, yada yada all because the boss said one word to the man "you're STUPID".

Extending our awareness in this way does make us more conscious of the bigger impact we have in the world that goes beyond our ability to know it with just the 5 physical senses.

What if his boss would've said "You're BRILLIANT" a totally different chain reaction would've occurred.

I think centering is one of the greatest benefits to meditation.

Making yourself your own point of gravity gives you tremendous balance and stability and power.

Too often we throw ourselves far out to the left or far out to the right, giving weight to ideas, people and things far outside of us and then, the gravity of those masses pull us hither and dither.

When we make ourselves the focal point in meditation, the thing that matters most we pull it all back in to our center. Doing this as often as possible during the day makes a huge difference.

It also helps to learn how to tune out external noise, and then calm internal noise to a place of absolute calm and quiet. It's like cleaning out a messy cluttered room, organizing what worth keeping, throwing out the junk and making space for new.

You can do all of this while engaged in mundane activity even. It doesn't require setting aside time. It can be worked into your way of going through an active day. I think some of us here call it walking meditation and its worth the time you make and take to do it. :thumbup:


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3688318 - 01/27/05 01:53 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Meditation lets you see the world as it really is. Gives you more clarity, objectivity.

Helps you to learn to enjoy the things that everyone else takes for granted. The sound of running water. The sparkling of the sun on snow.

Teaches you not to let your emotion rule you.

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All my past and all my futures
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There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: TrippinNinjaBuddha]
    #3688375 - 01/27/05 02:18 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I have no command, just familiarity,
I am steering the growth of habits and the attenuation of them.
it is a kind of remote slow control, way different than raise your right hand.
part of the circuit is understanding.


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3691333 - 01/28/05 12:01 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

the observer is the observed.


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: gema]
    #3692565 - 01/28/05 09:42 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

the gardener is the garden


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3692764 - 01/28/05 11:06 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

wouldn't sleep be considered meditating?


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: oahu]
    #3692786 - 01/28/05 11:14 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

> wouldn't sleep be considered meditating?

No. Meditation is a focus of the awakened mind.


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Re: Benifits of meditation [Re: oahu]
    #3692930 - 01/28/05 12:08 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

you have to sleep
you don't have to meditate
you have the earth
you only have a garden if you make it so


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