Do you meditate?

Woman meditating. - A woman sitting in the lotus position, meditating
July 29, 2007 4:39am CST
Some people have never experienced the power of meditation. Some people make meditation a career choice. Extreme, I know, but hopefully you are somewhere in between. Do you meditate on a regular basis?
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
29 Jul 07
There are two distinctly different types of meditation that I do. There is the type intended to clear your mind, where you intentionally let go of your thoughts. And then there is journeying meditation, through which I seek out my spiritual guides and speak with them. Some people argue that you don't really journey during this type of meditation and anything that happens is in your head, but I happen to actually believe that journeying is exactly that, going into the spiritual world. What type of meditation is it that you do? Is it associated with a spiritual practice or is it more of a health thing?
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29 Jul 07
I too practice more than one type of meditation. Firstly, mind clearing by breathing techniques. I find that this helps reduce stress. I can adapt the breathing technique to gain and maintain focus and attention, if that is what I need. I also practice guided meditations, journeys that I can create and manipulate. I often receive guidance and solutions to problems that I may have through this type of deeper meditation.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
29 Jul 07
Oh, I hadn't thought of guided meditations! Those are very nice for group meditation I have found. =)
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Jul 07
I love journeying meditation. I have spirit guides, too. Haven't done much with them lately. Thanks for reminding me. Think I'll do that today.
30 Jul 07
I used to meditate daily, but recently i've got out of the habit. It's definately a routine which I must get back into because when I look back on the person I was when I meditated I was so much different, I was much calmer, and I think much more productive. When I did meditate, I used to meditate for 15 minutes on a daily basis. It was only a simple breathing meditation (focusing on the breathe as it enetered and left the nose) but it really made such a difference to my life, it brought clarity. It's hard to understand why I stopped really, I think it was a gradual process. I must get back into the routine.
31 Jul 07
I'm certainly going to go back to daily meditation after reading all these posts. I too prefer the person that I was when practiced regularly. Calm yet alert, peaceful yet aware and definitely more productive. I practice 'The Breath' too, also focused and guided meditations. I also enjoy yoga, another good habit that I've let slip. Tut-tut, I really need to get a grip and get back to it. Let's hope that this post inspires it's writers and readers to return to meditation if they have let the practice slip. Let's all get back into the routine now, while it's fresh in our minds, we know the rewards are well worth it :)
• United States
4 Aug 07
On a regular basis? No. It's hard for me to do that anymore. Sometimes, I get into a really nice habit of doing it on a schedule of some type a few times a week, and then something happens that screws me up and gets me off of it, so I'm back to where I started. I try and get some form of meditation in when I can, because it really does help. I just wish I had more motivation to do so.