Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness? (80)

Aug 21, 2018 11:06 AM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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In recent years years extensive studies have proven beyond don't that meditation, providing it's practised on a daily basis, has many benefits to health and well being.
Mindfulness classes are now available on the NHS in the UK due to the proven benifits of this form of therapy.
Have you ever tried, or do you practice meditation?
Aug 21, 2018 11:26 AM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
MichiganSunshine
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I practice mindfulness all the time especially when I have large physical demands. I watch my breathing making sure that I am not holding my breath and take in more oxygen when the physical demands are greater. Also I watch my emotions and try not to be reactive. I use to meditate but no longer fee a need because parts of my job are so physical repetitive that it seems to put me in a meditative state.
Aug 21, 2018 11:30 AM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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MichiganSunshine: I practice mindfulness all the time especially when I have large physical demands. I watch my breathing making sure that I am not holding my breath and take in more oxygen when the physical demands are greater. Also I watch my emotions and try not to be reactive. I use to meditate but no longer fee a need because parts of my job are so physical repetitive that it seems to put me in a meditative state.
It's amazing how such simple things give so much benifit.

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Aug 21, 2018 11:30 AM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
bodleing2: In recent years years extensive studies have proven beyond don't that meditation, providing it's practised on a daily basis, has many benefits to health and well being.
Mindfulness classes are now available on the NHS in the UK due to the proven benifits of this form of therapy.
Have you ever tried, or do you practice meditation?
To be able to meditate....u have to let go.....some r incapable.....as it's all in the mind anyway....
Aug 21, 2018 11:33 AM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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Snookums33: To be able to meditate....u have to let go.....some r incapable.....as it's all in the mind anyway....
Yes, let go and observe.

Of course it's all in the mind, meditation is a form of mind training.
Aug 21, 2018 11:37 AM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
bodleing2: Yes, let go and observe.

Of course it's all in the mind, meditation is a form of mind training.
And Ur a Prime example.....No thanx....
Aug 21, 2018 11:48 AM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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Snookums33: And Ur a Prime example.....No thanx....
Can i ask you a great favour?

Could you refrain from commenting on my posts and threads, I will do the same with your posts and threads.

Thanks.
Aug 21, 2018 11:51 AM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
bodleing2: Can i ask you a great favour?

Could you refrain from commenting on my posts and threads, I will do the same with your posts and threads.

Thanks.
Why....?
Because u get the plain unadulterated truth....?
And Not someone trying to Suck Up to U....?
Aug 21, 2018 11:57 AM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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Snookums33: Why....?
Because u get the plain unadulterated truth....?
And Not someone trying to Suck Up to U....?
No, I just think you enjoy confrontation, it's toxic, not very attractive, it creates conflict and I don't come on here for that.

I will not reply to you from this point on,
Aug 21, 2018 11:58 AM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
I know meditation is very good for one’s mind and body but I can’t seem to tame my wandering mind when I tried it! doh grin I’ll try harder next time, I promise laugh

However, when it comes to mindfulness, yes...I try to incorporate that in my daily life. I try to impart that knowledge to my kids too.
Aug 21, 2018 12:11 PM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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bodleing2: In recent years years extensive studies have proven beyond don't that meditation, providing it's practised on a daily basis, has many benefits to health and well being.
Mindfulness classes are now available on the NHS in the UK due to the proven benifits of this form of therapy.
Have you ever tried, or do you practice meditation?
Meditation -did, sometimes still do - helped me a lot during a difficult time


cheers
Aug 21, 2018 12:15 PM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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MiMiArt: I know meditation is very good for one’s mind and body but I can’t seem to tame my wandering mind when I tried it! I’ll try harder next time, I promise

However, when it comes to mindfulness, yes...I try to incorporate that in my daily life. I try to impart that knowledge to my kids too.
Maybe you're trying too hard. The idea is not to try and tame your mind, that's impossible. It's about observing your thoughts but learning not to follow them or get involved in them.
A simple way to do this is to concentrate on your breath, thoughts will arise, but don't engage them and come back to the breath. Every time you do this you're training the mind to slow down. So in fact, the more thoughts arise, the more you come back to the breath, the stronger your meditation practice will become.
For most of us it takes a lot of practice, but clear results will be experienced if you stick with it.
I've heard it said many times, if you practime twice a day for around ten to twenty minutes, after thirty days you will noticed quite a difference.
Aug 21, 2018 12:19 PM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
bodleing2: No, I just think you enjoy confrontation, it's toxic, not very attractive, it creates conflict and I don't come on here for that.

I will not reply to you from this point on,
I asked u to remove Ur TOXIC presence from my thread first and U answered:-

NO

(AND JUST CONTINUED SPEWING UR FILTH.....)

Ur acting is false....that is what Buddhism teaches u,
and ur here to recruit some,
that falls for ur BS....
Aug 21, 2018 12:22 PM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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I try light meditation, some people call it praying but not in an overtly religious sense, i also do relaxation and this really works for me, breaking a period of insomnia.

Yes it is a good practice. IMOcats meow
Aug 21, 2018 12:22 PM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
bodleing2: In recent years years extensive studies have proven beyond don't that meditation, providing it's practised on a daily basis, has many benefits to health and well being.
Mindfulness classes are now available on the NHS in the UK due to the proven benifits of this form of therapy.
Have you ever tried, or do you practice meditation?
bodleing2: In recent years years extensive studies have proven beyond don't that meditation, providing it's practised on a daily basis, has many benefits to health and well being.
Mindfulness classes are now available on the NHS in the UK due to the proven benifits of this form of therapy.
Have you ever tried, or do you practice meditation?
I find it challenging to quiet my mind long enough to focus on meditation.
I will not forget however, how you provided me a tool a few years ago to help me try to evade panic attacks when my anxiety took ahold of me.
I have passed that along to a couple of friends since then, who also experienced such moments.
Thank you Bod. wine
Aug 21, 2018 12:31 PM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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Bogart_1960: Meditation -did, sometimes still do - helped me a lot during a difficult time
thumbs up ..cheers
Aug 21, 2018 12:39 PM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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I have the mindfulness app and I was meant to be going on a week long meditative retreat in isolation but it's not happened as yet.

To be frank, however. I really don't like this eastern spiritualism I see it as heading towards a kamikaze cannon fodder world where people could easily walk up to somebody in the street no longer finding it difficult to cut out their tongue, gouge out their eyes, throw acid in their face etc. This spiritual detachment from what's right there in front of you I see as an abyss and to be honest I don't regard this as a price worth paying for depression tolerance. I believe in the West, the enlightenment and the acceptance of external reality.
Aug 21, 2018 12:40 PM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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aries1234: I try light meditation, some people call it praying but not in an overtly religious sense, i also do relaxation and this really works for me, breaking a period of insomnia.

Yes it is a good practice. IMO
I guess praying is a form of meditation and contemplation.

The meaning of the word meditation in sanskrit is to cultivate. In some practises, meditation is used to cultivate good thoughts.

cheers
Aug 21, 2018 12:44 PM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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Kaybee50: I find it challenging to quiet my mind long enough to focus on meditation.
I will not forget however, how you provided me a tool a few years ago to help me try to evade panic attacks when my anxiety took ahold of me.
I have passed that along to a couple of friends since then, who also experienced such moments.
Thank you Bod.
You focus on meditation to quieten the mind, not the other way round K.
I'm glad that method helped you, I remember that.

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Aug 21, 2018 12:51 PM CST Do you practice meditation/ mindfulness?
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ChesneyChrist: I have the mindfulness app and I was meant to be going on a week long meditative retreat in isolation but it's not happened as yet.

To be frank, however. I really don't like this eastern spiritualism I see it as heading towards a kamikaze cannon fodder world where people could easily walk up to somebody in the street no longer finding it difficult to cut out their tongue, gouge out their eyes, throw acid in their face etc. This spiritual detachment from what's right there in front of you I see as an abyss and to be honest I don't regard this as a price worth paying for depression tolerance. I believe in the West, the enlightenment and the acceptance of external reality.
Why would you not believe in external realty? Unchallenged, this view makes complete sense
Yes meditation came from the East, but a basic meditation practice has nothing to do with spiritual practice or religion. Medical research has now fully accepted what Eastern societies have know for millennia.
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