Originally posted by Summer3
Originally posted by *dewdrop~pearl*
Originally posted by Summer3
Originally posted by *dewdrop~pearl*
Originally posted by angie.4u
Originally posted by PhoeniXof_Hades
^^ Do you meditate Angie?
I had started but had to leave it due to some other things that took priority. I could be wrong in setting my priorities though ! Besides it needs a disciplined approach and some determination to stick to a routine at least till one attains some degree of success in it when it starts getting natural and effortless. I keep planning to get back to it after finishing my task at hand but the list never seems to end ! The moment one gets over something else comes to take its place. But i know several ppl who are doing it regularly and they keep reminding me to set my priorities right and get back . I do intend to get back , but dont know when
Hey angie.4u, thanks a lot for those meditation videos
. Havent been able to go through all, but the titles seem quite interesting and I would love to view them peacefully.
Even I have tried meditation a couple of times, but even my main problem was the same. First of all I feel lazy to take out time inbetween lot of things and secondly, I find it very had to concentrate
. Whenever I try to, I always land up thinking about all wierd things that am not supposed to while meditating! So what kind of meditation you used to do?
Do not worry too much about the mind as after a while (or some years) it will come to rest of itself.
I had the same problems too earlier but my mind is much calmer now. sometimes when I think of the peace and beauty it feels great and slowly but surely I lapse into oblivion; I must learn to keep awake.
Hey thanks Summer
. They say that there is a right time for everything, especially for entering into Spirituality. Certain experiences in life trigger the beginning of such things in each person's life. Some people have to go through hell before they actually enter the path of Spirituality, whereas for some people curiosity and need to explore oneself takes them to this path. Even regarding meditation, I have heard that there is a right time to start doing it. When lot of things are happening in your life and there are lots of things to accomplish, you might not be mentally prepared to meditate regularly. But when all these things calm down, you might be in a position to start off and maintain it regularly. Even mental agony can motivate a person to chose this path in search of peace of mind.
So Summer, what kind of meditation do you practice, and have you ever had any special experience in connection with meditation
I do not do much meditations except before going to bed when i try to free my mind; most times my mind is quite free.
I am not that strongly into spiritual or religious life but I do spend some time thinking about it. Once while sleeping early in the morning I received some instructions to relax my body and concentrate in the forehead region inbetween the eyes. I think every second we are being watched ( maybe by our own Higher self).
I love to relax my chest and do very slow breathing through the noise and it becomes completely silent ( diaphram or stomach breathing). We can bring whatever images we want to concentrate on into our minds, I can think of some friends long dead n gone or of any Godhead I want, like Radha Krishna which is my most favourite. If we think deeply enough of a Godhead, they will appear before us but still that is not the ultimate and we have to go beyond it too. Anyway I have yet to reach the shores .
Some persons I know hardly go to the temple or pray and yet slip into meditation very easily and communicate with their personal Godhead. Yet still others are in communion all the time.
It is important for us to find our own Godhead or guide , who resides in us.
There are many highly developed souls around everywhere and it is not easy to recognise them.
Once a full time hospice lady volunteer was lecturing and I was with a friend ( who was new to the place too). Then she told me about the lady and how she prays everyday and asks God to show her the way in helping others. She knew of all this even without talking to her.
I think many strange things happen all around us all the time.
I still cannot explain how my favourite watch (which I lost )reappear after 5 years, there are very few persons in my house and I do not have that much visitors.
Your right. Whenever you are not able to concentrate while doing meditation or keep your mind empty, they say the best way is to picturise your favorite God/Goddess and concentration becomes easier
. Not only God, you can picturise anything that gives you peace of mind, like maybe your parents or like someone here said, a peaceful garden, etc.
And you are absolutely right about what you said about people going to temples and those who dont. I personally believe it is important to be Spiritual even if one is not Religious, as opposed to the popular belief system in our country. In India, what I have noticed is that most people are religious but not spiritual. Lot of religious people still havent understood the true meaning of 'God'. They believe that the only way of reaching God is through these religious places like temples, churches, mosques, etc. There is nothing wrong in being religious, as long as you understand the true meaning of religion and God, and its purpose. I personally know lot of people who are hardcore religious, but its the same people who do more bad deeds in life. They consider it to be alright to do such things as they believe that as long as they pray, all their sins will be forgiven. But they dont realise that religion is only a path to spirituality and that spirituality is the ultimate thing. Religion is definitely helpful in guiding you through your spiritual path but believing that this path is your destination and forgetting spirituality in an effort to be religious is undesirable. And if you have got the wrong perception and meaning of religion it is bound to have an opposite effect, and rather than helping it can even misguide you. Similarly there are lot of people who are able to reach their spiritual destination without the help of religion, which is perfectly fine. Thus such people who are not religious and dont believe in doing too many religious things are also able to attain God and their ultimate aim of self-realisation.
Like you, even I have met couple of strange people who can sense things which normal people cannot. As they say, as you climb higher levels in spirituality, slowly slowly your 6th sense gets activated. All of us are at different levels of spirituality, some of us at low and some at higher levels. It is very difficult to make a person operating at lower levels of spirituality to understand spirituality and its facets as they will only understand these things when their time comes. Till then they will not even believe you or believe in the existence of anything that doesnt have physical or scientific evidence. Because the 1st step to spirituality and self-realisation itself is to believe in it.
Like your watch incident, several unexplainable incidents have happened to me as well. I feel elated when these happen, but also feel bad that I dont have much people around me who are travelling in the same boat as me to discuss these things with, as most people around me are skeptical about such things and I know they will never believe me
, and many people laugh sarcastically when I try to talk out these things
. Thats when someone told me to just keep my experiences to myself and no need to discuss it with everyone, unless I meet people of my similar wavelength and spiritual beliefs.