I Meditate

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    I love meditation! It makes me soooo happy!

    And so calm and relaxed. I'm able to deal with stressful situations more calmly and also my stress and anxiety levels have decreased. I use an app called headspace and it has seriously changed my life. It's also available to use on the website headspace.com I love it!
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    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    I only recently started the practice of guided

    meditation. Still not doing it right, but I can feel the progress. Learning how to breathe. One would think it would come naturally. :-) But those deep nourishing breaths are new to me.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    What we will earn with months perhaps years of

    meditation practice and austerities, guru can give us that in a matter of seconds but our receptivity should good enough to take it all in. Unconditional surrender and faith is required. The more the humble n egoless disciple is, the more he receives. But Its seen more often...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    Recently, Ive been trying to meditate to clear

    my mind and soul, but something weird keeps happening. i find myself in a beautiful fantasy type world. filled with luminous purple lakes and enormous trees. There's always a path for me to follow and the weather often changes to suit my moods. It's fricken beautiful, this world...
    naomiXO naomiXO
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    A lot of people think

    that meditation is something you must stop and do. In the beginning, yes, but after you learn the feeling of your mind being concentrated without concentration (Meditation), you can learn to meditate while doing anything. Meditation, for anyone who knows the facts, is a form of...
    INNERzen INNERzen
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    Guided meditation Breathing in,

    I know I'm breathing in. Breathing out, I know I'm breathing out. (In. Out.) Breathing in, my breath grows deep. Breathing out, my breath grows slow. (Deep. Slow.) Breathing in, I'm aware of my body. Breathing out, I calm my body. (Aware of body. Calming.) Breathing in, I...
    rebekahanastasia rebekahanastasia
    22-25, F
    Mar 12, 2016

    Does anyone else do transcendental meditation?

    It's seriously changed my life :)
    zenden36 zenden36
    18-21, F
    Mar 27, 2016


    I've always had an interest in philosophical concepts and ideas, but I kept away from any sort of spiritual understanding/study, I had a skeptical distaste for it due to certain events in my life. a. A year ago I would have scoffed at anyone who brought up trying meditation. I...
    Isolating Isolating
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 1, 2013

    when I meditate I see colored clouds of green

    and purple with my eyes closed. Does someone have this kind of experience too? Do you guys know the meaning of that?
    Camehashi Camehashi
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Jan 24, 2016

    I've been meditating

    for about 6 months now I can honestly say I'm a TOTALLY DIFFERENT PERSON! I feel rooted to mother earth and connected to the cosmos I wish I started this Spiritual Journey sooner^.^
    CrownedAtBirth CrownedAtBirth
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2015

    Taking that small time out of your day to

    meditate makes such a big difference. You would be amazed what you can achieve when you focus your mind and energy.
    BorderBetweenWorlds BorderBetweenWorlds
    1 Response Feb 12, 2015

    For Spiritual and Mental Sanity

    Dalia Lama: "Mere prayer or a wish will not affect inner spiritual change.  The only way for development is by constant effort through meditation" In order to hear our inner voice, it is essential that we listen to it and in doing that we must meditate.
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    12 Responses Aug 19, 2008

    I meditated lot these days I heard some people

    that if you meditate it helps u relax also makes u super calm close your eyes imaging your spirit guide he will help your spirit path this is what my real experience doing meditate I feel and see my hole body gets super tight I feel electric and I see wolves in the woods I see...
    SuccubusVampire45 SuccubusVampire45
    26-30, F
    Nov 5, 2015

    5 Meditation tips for beginners 1.

    Start small with 3-5 minutes (or less) 2. Understand what meditation can do for you if you have issues with stress, anxiety, irritability, or overthinking. 3. Understand the principles of meditation. 4. Do meditation your own way. 5. Reduce All-or-Nothing Thinking. Full article...
    FindMeElsewhere FindMeElsewhere
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    The Science of Spiritual Experience

    What makes us feel spiritual? It could be the quieting of a small area in our brains, a new study suggests. The area in question - the right parietal lobe - is responsible for defining "Me," said researcher Brick Johnstone of Missouri University. It generates self...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Dec 25, 2008

    Just listened to some really awesome deep stuff

    in a sleep meditation that I usually fall asleep before hearing. Don't search for answers frantically as if you're reading a book in a foreign language. If you live the question then in time, maybe years, you will live - without realizing it - into the answer. When driving in...
    twistedxalice twistedxalice
    22-25, F
    Jan 27, 2016

    Zen Center This Morning

    A zen teacher told me on monday that zen is a rigorous practice. Zazen (meditation) is used to break down the constructs of the mind and replace them with new (better) constructs. Other than that mention, zen practitioners rarely speak about the mental or physical result of...
    oceanIsMyBreath oceanIsMyBreath
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 11, 2012

    Since I've begun Kundalini yoga(mantras),

    I've been experiencing a beautiful calmness and internal beauty that permeates my experience. I now know how to center myself with pranayam any time during the day.
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    Feb 14, 2015

    If anyone wud like to discuss anything about

    meditation or karma or mindfullness, basically anything about spirituality, in future, please feel free to contact me on my email. My email id is rastogi97(at)gmail(dot)com
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    Mar 24, 2016

    in the woods their is this clearing near a

    small waterfall where I will meditate for many hours. I have become a mastery in very deep meditation. most of my life I have done this since my life had not been kind to me I had become accustomed to meditating I can even see things when I meditate it would be colors or...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    Apr 9, 2016

    Meditation What is meditation?

    Why it is required? In general we think meditation is concentration, awareness or steadiness etc. Meditation is neither concentration nor contemplation. And it is not mental awareness as well. Mental awareness is more in other creature like insects, birds n animals than us...
    Ohm13 Ohm13
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    I don't remember exactly what day was it

    but when I was meditating, I saw me. Not as this body but another. A body of light. I could recognize my face easily. It was like I had a body with the light of thousand moons.. But I did not see me free. I was trapped. I could feel and see my struggle to get out from that trap...
    Dovev Dovev
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    When I meditated today,

    I focused on breathing in and out and being aware about my inner body. After my meditation, I felt so relaxed and I could feel that my brain/mind was so calm and equanimous. This is something that I think everyone should do.. Do you meditate & what was your experience like...
    girlwithanopinion girlwithanopinion
    18-21, F
    Apr 2, 2016

    If anyone would like any advice on how to

    improve your chakra stabilization, please feel free to message me. I would be happy to introduce new techniques to you! I perform chakra meditation sessions with many people and I would love to help anyone else here. Peace with you(:
    kiwiiikitty kiwiiikitty
    16-17, F
    Jan 20, 2016

    I've been practicing a 30 min meditation in the

    morning as soon as I wake up and I have to tell you guys that it let's me with such a good mood and so energized to start my day. hardly recommend. after 2 years of practice I learned another thing too, you don't need to meditate for 3 or 8 hours. Only 30 min a day is perfect...
    Camehashi Camehashi
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2016
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2016

    Okay... Well I probably do this more in theory

    and in a "I know I should do this and would greatly benefit from it and it would be ideal, good and healthy but rarely actually end up doing it" type way... More then in an actual realistic daily occurrence type way. It more just sounds good and I wish it were true but in...
    GlitzandGlamber GlitzandGlamber
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 26, 2015

    Working wd mind n working wd no mind We r

    continuously engaged in our thoughts n fulfilling it.... But smthng happens n smthng doesn't happens according to our expectations.....no matter how hard we ve tried to do it...before time n except what is bound to happen nothing happens. There r many slogans think big think...
    Ohm13 Ohm13
    41-45, F
    Nov 2, 2015

    Insight Timer has been an invaluable tool

    for me. I started to meditate a little over a year ago, and this app has given me access to more free guided meditations than I can count, a lovely timer with many handy features, like interval bells, and a community. I didn't think I'd like the last one, but I've really come to...
    Fealda Fealda
    26-30, F
    Mar 25, 2016

    I like to meditate especially

    when I'm stressed. There is something about meditation that makes me feel as if I am in a different place. Like a spiritual world I guess you could say. All my worries and stress at those moments just go away and I can just relax.
    lilly756 lilly756
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    There is a practice of meditation,

    rather concentration called trataka. If accomplished it shows its extraordinary benefits. Not only u r helped by it but u can help thousands of other people. By merely willing u can cure any disease in a matter of seconds. U can forsee future or knw distant events. U can make...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    Can anyone who meditates provide some helpful

    pointers? I'm kind of new and I've been trying to meditate everyday but I can't seem to hold my concentration for longer than 10 minutes or i end up forgetting my meditation because I fall asleep. How do you meditate for long periods and remember?? Also, are there different...
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    3 Responses Aug 3, 2015

    Thank goodness for meditation.

    . Otherwise I would mostly likely be in prison :p
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    I Don't Know

    Finally, I installed an automatic drip irrigation system in my neglected yard. I took the next day off to simply BE. No cell phone. No computer. No driving in the car. I filled the wildlife feeders on my deck, perched in an easy chair, where I could look out over the terraced...
    swanfether swanfether
    70+, F
    51 Responses Aug 20, 2008

    Any tips for beginners?

    I am fairly new to meditating and have recently been reading articles to help me practice meditation. I have been trying to meditate at least once a day, although with life being busy i forget some days. Im slowly getting better and learning more but i would appreciate any tips...
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    4 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    I have started going to group meditation

    sessions which last for 45 minutes and I can genuinely say it has had the most calming effect on me. I feel like a new person at the sessions and afterwards I feel really calm. All my anxiety is away and I can relax. Strongly recommended to anyone with mental health issues
    sonny277 sonny277
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2016
    AsrielAsItGets AsrielAsItGets
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    Reality Of The Self In My Perception.

    This is not fact simply a perception that I use as a tool in my life. If it resonates with you and brings you joy by all means apply it. Ok, my perception that I have come to is that every interaction we have is a mirror of ourselves. People provide a reflection of our own...
    mattygriff mattygriff
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2013

    More we restrain our mind,

    the more powerful n blissful it becomes in itself. Letting mind act on impulses for sensual desires is like wasting the energy gained through restraint. Even the temporary bliss we feel thru the fulfillment of desires is only the fruit of restraint we performed. If u keep eating...
    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    Non-meditating - Meditative State

    People "meditate" for many different reasons. Some call it meditation when it is really just sitting quietly and thinking over their problems. To me this is not mediation. Meditation to me is reaching a state of absolute stillness and emptiness. While in this state, I am not...
    Chigeko Chigeko
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 27, 2012

    I meditate about food

    and the great wonders it does this beautiful feeling came from above. my beautiful teeth bites the burger .. tasty condiments runs down my elbow my tongue follow.. such great taste none must waste.. eat that burger with some paste .. keep on chewing swell your face .. lmao...
    mergirl123 mergirl123
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 6, 2015

    mustwatch https://youtu.

    om2013 om2013
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015

    Nevada Skies

    Sitting on the steps of the harbor inn. It's less than a block away from the busy *****, but all I hear is the sound of a hundred palm trees rustling in the cool winter night. I tune out the music, the prostitutes, the drunks, the whistles & the taxi cabs honking next door...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

    I need to more but I love it it's the most

    amazing feeling and the best way to connect with your own soul
    polylove0210 polylove0210
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2016

    Andy Puddicombe. Like 1,

    000,000,000,000,000,000,000 angels singing a sweet, slow chorus. Do check out his guided meditations though.
    Uku7777 Uku7777
    18-21, M
    Feb 23, 2016

    Bored, don't know what to do tonight?

    Meditate. Find God or something. Seriously though. Find yourself in the delicate nothing. Detach from the material. Detach from your brain and stop thinking. And become happy. Once you find it, that is the only happiness that is not fleeting. Everything else in life, you're...
    OppressedToaster OppressedToaster
    22-25, T
    Jan 16, 2016

    I don't do it as often

    as I should. Probably because it's hard for me to stay away with traditional meditation. (Sit there and don't think in a very simple explanation.) I created my own way of managing my mind with mediation. I imagine my mind as a house and each room is a part of me. I have a place...
    LonelySnake LonelySnake
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    Ive used meditated for a period of two days

    then stopped but it did drastically reduce my anxiety levels Just wanted to ask if anyone uses it for unhealthy thought patterns ocd and intrusive thoughts
    lou872 lou872
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    It's crazy how you can meditate

    for about 40 minutes and it feels like 5 minutes
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    4 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    When I started with meditation I felt strong

    headaches. i almost gave up on meditation bc of it. it was only in the beginning and I don't feel it anymore. have you guys experienced something similar?
    Camehashi Camehashi
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 24, 2016
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