meditation - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 6Likes
  • 1 Post By Thoth
  • 1 Post By Romad
  • 1 Post By dramaqueen
  • 2 Post By rsskylight04
  • 1 Post By rsskylight04
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 02-01-2014, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
meditation

hey
do any of you guys meditate. ?
willow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 02-03-2014, 06:23 PM
Member
 
Thoth's Avatar
 
Not in any frequency, maybe 3 times in the past couple of years. I have done it in the past to help me relax and release work stress so that I can fall asleep. Youtube has some guided meditations if you are a novice.
willow likes this.
Thoth is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 02-03-2014, 07:19 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
I've tried a few times but I've never been able to shut my brain down enough to do it. :(
willow likes this.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 02-04-2014, 01:46 AM
No. It might do me good, though.
willow likes this.
dramaqueen is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 02-04-2014, 02:04 AM
Member
 
rsskylight04's Avatar
 
meditation is a way of life.

My wife is from thailand and is buddhist. We meditate everyday. Its very beneficial to relax not only your body but also your mind. After meditation I feel calm, refreshed and motivated to finish the day strong. I can't imagine a better use of time. 10-20 minutes is more than enough time.

This is a golden Apsara , thought to bring wisdom to meditating minds, which is symbolized by the cup.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg TH0101a_Bronze_Thai_Statue.jpg (15.5 KB, 15 views)
willow and dramaqueen like this.

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

Last edited by rsskylight04; 02-04-2014 at 02:10 AM.
rsskylight04 is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 02-04-2014, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
sorry not to have replied…no notification
i bought a cd,however it's not a great one for visualisation and didn't
come over as believable
thanks for sharing the picture of the golden Apsara.
willow is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 02-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Member
 
rsskylight04's Avatar
 
In eastern meditation there is no visualization. The goal is to relax and settle the mind, then to be receptive to any and all thoughts that work themselves into your consciousness WITHOUT actually thinking or manipulating the thougjts yourself. Some of my best ideas for writing and literary theory have come that way. Just relax and let the thought play itself out. Takes practice but you get good at it quickly if you do it often.
Good luck!

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
rsskylight04 is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 02-06-2014, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
ahhh i see….i think the problem was i thought i needed to concentrate
on the visualisation,as to just sit..the thoughts in my head were
rushing through like a steam train !….so what your saying is..
let the thoughts run their course ?
willow is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 02-06-2014, 04:34 AM
Member
 
rsskylight04's Avatar
 
That's the hardest part: to let the thoughts come and go without thinking ABOUT them or trying to controll. Most minds race like a jet engine, slowing down and relaxing does not come naturaly for most people . Best thing to start is to elax your muscles and slow your breathing. Then focus only on your breathing as a way of staying only in the present moment. Nothing else matters except the air as it enters and leaves your body . After a little while even the air becomes unimportant, the only thing that remains is the present moment. You'll be surprised by what your mind will show you if you take the time to relax and listen to it! The key to it all is to never try to hold on to a vision or idea. Never try to analyze of interpret your inner communications until your meditation is over. Try to keep yourself from thinking, you're just an observer for the moment. The quieter you can keep your mind, the more interesting and beneficial your meditation will be.

Hope your meditations lead to happiness, peace, and wisdom! AND, as always, good luck!
willow likes this.

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
rsskylight04 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 02-06-2014, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
thank you for helping me….
do you have quiet music in the background or nothing ?
willow is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome