can you remain "thoughtless " at least for a second?

India
July 17, 2008 9:56am CST
I tried this for many times in my life. The very moment that i wake up, in the morn.. even before i could open my eyes the first thought of the day conquers me.. I tried many means on several occasions to remain thoughtless at least for a second..Mmmmmmmm.. no result.. Have you ever tried this one before? Cheers Saivenkat.
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
20 Jul 08
when i'm out from bed im blank already why should i be thoughtless after 5 or 10 mins only after my prayer i will think off what i did yesterday what should i do today...
@karjyo (830)
• India
20 Jul 08
I think our mind is quite efficient and is always working. Thus we are always thinking. Even when we try to remain thoughtless for some time, our sub conscious mind is thinking something.
• India
20 Jul 08
Yes, I have experienced this, and it felt GREAT! Being thoughtless doesn't mean being "blank" in a negative sense. It simply means that no crazy thoughts are rushing through your head; nopes, not even one thought. It simply means that you are highly aware. Your mind is sharp and alert; devoid of negativity. It is your strongest moment, a moment at which "God is here." Unfortunately, I have been blessed with this bliss only for a few precious seconds and then the crazy thoughts get back. I think I have to practice more, but this damn modern world with its noise and complexity doesn't permit too many spiritual exercises. Cheers and happy mylotting
• Singapore
20 Jul 08
Sure I can, but only for about 1 sec. I can't do more than that, friend. When the next second comes, I would either be thinking of something or trying not to think - which is really thinking already. Cheers!
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Jul 08
nope havent tried it yet but i guess if your doing the yoga thing we can? am i right on this?
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
Hi saivenkaat802003! I have tried that too many times before especially when I am trying to relax but to no avail. I have just noticed in myself that whenever i try it, the more thoughts come to my mind. The harder I try, the harder the thoughts forced themselves in my consciousness. haha..Stubborn thoughts! Take care and God Bless!
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
17 Jul 08
It's an integral part in meditation and is possible with practise. I have been doing it for sometime now with little bit of success . The max I ve reached is probably a minute. Difficult to judge time becuase there is nothing in your mind then. Try it when your relaxed and at night before you go to sleep.
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
17 Jul 08
Never.I always have too many things in my mind