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chitchat Sat 24-Mar-12 20:17:21

I have been Meditating for about 12 years now. I find it a wonderful experience.. Doe's anyone else do this?.

Greatnan Sat 24-Mar-12 22:26:12

I am not sure it could be called meditating, but I do a lot of quiet thinking on my long mountain walks.

chitchat Sun 25-Mar-12 19:55:52

No it isn't quite meditating. But you could sit down on your walks and meditate. Easy way, just sit down, relax all your body,place your hands softly in your lap, close your eyes , clear your mind,just let go of your thoughts then follow your breathing, in, out,in and out If your mind stray's dont worry, just bring it gently back to your breathing. I am afraid it sound's easier than it is.

Greatnan Sun 25-Mar-12 19:59:00

Thank you, I will try that.

Annobel Sun 25-Mar-12 20:10:46

I learned Transcendental Meditation many years ago. I know I should make time for it but I don't, although time is something I have plenty of. At times of stress I sometimes do a few minutes of TM and it does calm me down. I know I should do it regularly.

chitchat Mon 26-Mar-12 15:51:55

Yes Annobel, you should do it regularly you would certainly benefit from it.So be kind to yourself and make a late new Year's resolution to Meditate, go on you know you can

Greatnan Tue 27-Mar-12 16:06:31

My daughter told me to visualise the most beautiful place I knew, but I don't have to visualise it as I live in it. The only place I can think of that is as lovely as my mountains is the pristine coral reef where I snorkel in Egypt.
I had a two hour walk this morning, not a tough one, just rambling round some of the tiny hamlets and lanes near my village, always with the view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. The only sound was the tinkling of water over stones and birdsong. In spite of my sadness at my estrangement from one of my daughers, I realised I was happy and calm. There is something eternal and majestic about the peaks that helps me to get things into perspective.

Faye Tue 27-Mar-12 21:04:12

When I meditate I like to clear my mind completely. No humming, no thoughts of beautiful places, nothing. I believe meditation is a time to still the mind and give it a rest from any thoughts. I find it easier to meditate in a very comfortable chair or lying in bed.

jeni Tue 27-Mar-12 21:58:19

annobelwhen I did my hypnotherapy training, I was told that ECGs performed during tm were identical to those of subjects in hypnotic trance?

Anagram Tue 27-Mar-12 22:28:10

Faye, I tend to go with your type of meditation, ideally to clear the mind of any conscious thought. But I have had wonderful experiences with guided meditations as well. I'm sure any form of meditation is beneficial - find the one that suits you best would be my advice.

In the late 60s my friend was taught TM, but got a special discount as she was a student. I was working and they wanted one week's wages - there was no way I could afford that, having to pay rent and living expenses! It seemed to be a money-making exercise, and the 'individual' mantra they gave to each person turned out to be the same in a lot of cases.

Lizzylou Fri 30-Mar-12 12:28:20

I am a Buddhist and I meditate every day. It is an important part of my life.

chitchat Sun 01-Apr-12 15:26:15

Lizzylou. I went for a coupleof weekend's to Taraloka a ladies Buddist retreat in Shropshire for Meditation. It was a lovely relaxing time.

Annobel Sun 01-Apr-12 16:21:08

chitchat, I have Googled that and it sounds just what I am needing at the moment. I may very well give it a go. Thanks for mentioning it.