like sitting in one place.. just wondering in this fast paced world, anyone can do that…If so, How was it?,,,What was your experience??
Well, in all honesty I have never done it. The longest I have done was 2 hours.
With that experience I experienced a define silence within by body and an intense vibration. Most likely one will find that you will go beyond this phase to have an out of body experience.
And for those who feel discouraged to do this, yeah it will be a bit difficult for the first hour, but after that you will feel this beautiful silence within the body, simply put as bliss. Anyone can do this, even rookies. Meditation doesn’t require any prerequisites nor credentials. Just go in and feel the awesomeness which is he self.
Have fun Hethens
Seated meditation, no. But mindfulness meditation of staying grounded and aware of the present moment, I’ve done that for most the day. I was a lot more productive. Everything felt really vibrant and vivid. The weirdest thing was driving. You know that feeling you have when your driving to some place you’ve never driven before? That was consistently felt. I kept experiencing that “new” sensation with everything. Yea, my food that day was delicious :) Completely focused on what I was eating, savoring every bite.
I watched this one documentary where it talked about how tibetan monks go on these retreats where they do seated meditation for months at a time. They surround themselves with as little food and water as possible so they don’t have to excrete that often. One of the monks was talking about of how he did a retreat when he was 9 years old, and described how brutal it was. He said that he spent most of his time counting down the days until he could leave. I would love to do something like this, but only for a couple of days.
Dan Millman: You’re out of your mind!
Socrates: And it’s taken me a lifetime of practice.
— Peaceful Warrior
If you’ve never seen peaceful warrior, then you might not get that reference. Basically it takes a lot of practice, somewhere close to a ‘lifetime’, to be completely grounded in the present moment and free from mental distractions.
In a way, those distractions better help refine your sense of meditation. If your mind is cluttered with distractions most the time, that mindful state of being feels that much better once achieved. If it was maintained all the time, your sense of it would be less strong.
I haven’t done this before, I’ve actually rarely sat down to meditate for the sake of meditating. I believe I still meditate though, just while lying down or being still. But I’ve been doing some more serious meditation at work lately and I just had the thought today what it would be like to meditate as a full time job; so this thread is a synch to see. I work at a call center and sit at a cubicle and take calls and not even converse with the party but simply revoice what they are saying into a software that translates it into text for deaf phone users on the other end of the line. So I think the job itself is pre-meditative (hah) because I have to literally clear my mind and discipline my inner voice to follow and repeat what is heard. I have no room to be anxious or distracted mentally, so after a half hour or so of that my mind is quite still. Then I have downtime between the calls, where I close my eyes and dive into the clear, still waters of my mind. I have gotten very deep, it almost shocks me that I haven’t fallen asleep but there’s just enough activity and responsibility to keep me physically alert. So I sit there with my head bowed and it’s the most comfortable, enjoyable feeling. I stay in the position as long as I can until the last second I have to open my eyes for the next call. I’d really like to try doing it for longer sometime.