I just wanted to ask those who have been meditating for a long time.
Have you found any really big changes in your life by practicing it daily for a long time?
If, so can you give me some examples.
I’m just curious, I have started it recently.
we can’t eliminate anything from our storage of information. what we retain, stays filed away. the question is, how do we calm our mind, not how do we press control + alt + delete – and end our thought processes.
while forgetting life for the moment might help the moment(or not), the virus will still be hoarding bandwidth and computing information against our processing’s will.
each of our processes we act out each day has a transition, each transition has a meditational value we need to realize, understand, and put into practice.
each moment is a unique form of meditation, each moment between these moments are shorter in length but weighted more in value.
we string meditation to meditation to meditation to meditation etc etc etc together, to ultimately calm our heart bumping organism we control to ultimately prepare for our next intense psychedelic trip we call sleep.
This is exactly how my life has changed with meditation:
“Buddha was asked, “what have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing! However let me tell you what I have lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old Age and Death.”
My life has been changed by meditation and continues daily to get better and better because I know myself better and have removed the major clutter of everyone else’s opinion about what life is and how I should respond to it. I AM the map maker, leader, and traveler in this experience of life no longer following what others want me to do, say, or act. It literally felt like a heavy weight was lifted off of me and I was able to take my first breath.
Every day is called for giving love, compassion, and empathy (the strongest light forms of energy). By continuing a positive process and reaching new depths of the universe’s conscience you will learn that all is one and one has been forever changing and limitless.
One action causes an equal opposite reaction.
There are many studies to support it.
I’ve never considered it, but then whilst some may see this as erroneous, to me it’s too Eastern. I was never raised in Eastern beliefs, so it seems alien. I know meditation is not necessarily spiritual in form (just sitting in a darkened room and relaxing is meditation) I don’t think it will gain traction in Western culture as the medical community want it to, as most would probably think similar.
@alexsabus, it clears your mind. You don’t have to chant or do any kind of new agey, Buddhist type thing. You just have to observe your thoughts and release them, all without distraction. It lets you examine the things you do and ask yourself why you do them.
I like Kyle Cease’s videos, he does a good job talking about meditation here:
Hello Alex, meditations comes with a myriad of benefits and changes. Meditation in hopes of spiritual enlightenment and illumination etc. is actually more of a WAY of existing. You see, Happiness, contentment, fulfillment, love, all the pinnacles of a “good” life are all side effects. Side effects of existing in the moment and by that I mean effortlessly being aware and ACCEPTING events, perceptions, experiences, thoughts, and feelings that occur within the moment. The mindset is ” Right now is okay. Right now is all I need.” When you stop living your life STRIVING to become something more or achieve something and just sit simply to sit, everything just becomes O.K. So, to meditate IN HOPES of achieving these things in the future, is validation that you are living in the striving mindset that is always trying to attain something, but never ACTUALLY attains it.
It makes sense, though. How can something so amazing such as the all revered “state of enlightenment” come so easy? It makes sense that one would believe that it takes hard self-discipline and dedication. For this reason, we often take a long and unnecessarily difficult route to enlightenment because we feel that anything worth having is going to take a lot of work.
Enlightenment, however, is the opposite. Meditation is a very broad word, as general as the words “sports.” There are so many different ways to meditate, but in my experience, the most effective and surefire way is being effortlessly present in the moment. I know I have not explained this very in-depth and there are likely to be questions, I just thought I touch upon it and if you are interested, reply or send me a PM. I’ll leave you with a few quotes from the “Greats” explaining and talking about this way of effortlessly existing within the moment.
Note: I do not know who wrote some of them, unfortunately.
” The easiest and most effective path to Spiritual
is Effortless Presence.
Not moving from natural presence of awareness.
Not fabricating any states of mind.
Stop all effort altogether and rest.
Rest in the great peace of natural awareness.”
It’s funny I think, that we are taught to try and try to achieve all of our hopes and dreams, when the greatest achievement of all happens to be the one thing that requires no effort. Back to the quotes…
” In Tibetan, effortless presence is wangthang, which literally means,
field of power.
The cause or virtue that brings about effortless presence is
emptying out and letting go.
You have to be without clinging.” – Tibetan Meditation Master, Chogyam Trungpa
“Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free.
Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.
This is the ultimate.” – Taoist Mystic, Chuang Tzu
You see, the more intellectual and complex the practice, the less the mind and nervous can calm down. It is so effective so simply be BECAUSE of its simplicity. With simplicity, consciousness slowly begins to un-focus within the mind and body, and begins to realize its own fundamental nature as the field from which everything and nothing rises. Meditation is a natural way of existing-effortlessly. It is returning to that which we have always been. It is effortless because it is who we truly are, on a deeper, less distracted level. As you return to this natural state, the subject-object division blurs, true nature is realized, and most of all, the mind no longer blindly follows ideas deeply ingrained by society without questioning them. In essence, you become truly free.