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Anyone care to share their meditation routine?

November 30, 2020
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Meditating is one of those habits that I know are good for me and I’d rather start sooner than later. Those of you who have successfully or even unsuccessfully incorporated meditation into your lives, what are some practical tips you can give someone who wants to begin?

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Title Anyone care to share their meditation routine?
Author KingGerbz
Upvotes 15
Comments 21
Date November 30, 2020 1:50 AM UTC (2 years ago)
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[–]Capital_Recognition20 points21 points  (10 children) | Copy Link

I’ve been doing this a long time. I’m going to save you some time with tons and tons of research and tell you that mindfulness meditation is probably the most effective and beneficial.

Most people will tell you to “think of nothing” when you’re meditating. Not only is that impossible, it’s completely useless. It’s an idea people have developed to “separate themselves from reality”, which once again isn’t truly possible without the use of drugs.

Watch yourself, you’re always thinking. It just depends what about. The thoughts don’t shut off, you just don’t notice them. Even when you say “think of nothing”, you’re thinking of thinking nothing. It doesn’t stop.

Instead mindfulness aims to draw your attention to the here and now. It will increase your ability to deal with stress, anger, along with loads of other things. Most importantly, it will teach you focus.

Meditation isn’t what most people think, and mindfulness is actually something you have to work at everyday. I have progressed immensely the past 6 years in my practice of it, but the work never ends.

Go once in the morning, once at night. Start with 5 minutes and add 5 seconds to it everyday.

Since it’s going to take some understanding, here’s a great teacher.

https://youtu.be/mH2sEqrCza4

Oh, also read, “The Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich.

[–]NovaTempesta0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Do you recommend the book Mindfulness in plain english by Henepola?

[–]KingGerbz[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy Link

I really appreciate the insight. I’ve heard an alternative perspective to thinking of nothing is simply being aware and acknowledging your thoughts but no more. No judgement or jumping to conclusions, just thinking what you think and letting it occur.

I’m sure I’ll figure out my own way of looking at it once I begin.

[–]Capital_Recognition1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

You’re on to something with what you’re talking about. Start with the video and you will learn. It’s like anything else, repetition and dedication.

[–]Smerdakas0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

Not sure how correct this is, as it may sound a bit forced. Don't just acknowledge the thought, but also say to your mind "not now" every time you catch it drifting away, and gently bring your attention back to your breath. I found the tip in a guided meditation video, and I think it boosts my focus.

It's also SUPER helpful against distractions at work too, eg when I catch myself opening YouTube or FB, I think "not now" and continue working.

[–]Capital_Recognition0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

This is wrong practice.

[–]le_wolfe0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy Link

once at night

I've never tried twice a day. How better is it than doing it once ?

[–]Unlikely_Composer0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy Link

Same as practicing an instrument twice a day is better than once a day

[–]le_wolfe-1 points0 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Do you do it twice a day ?

[–]Wokmichelin0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

With 5 minute periods you can do it 20 times a day if you like.

[–]BlondeHornyElf0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

what kind of benefits have you seen?

[–]brave_snow024 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Check out /meditation (the subreddit)

On their sidebar/wiki page they have some good explanations on different meditation techniques. On top of that there are some good YouTube videos explaining how to do it as well as guided meditations.

Make sure to do it daily to, just like the gym, consistency is key. You won't notice benefits immediately, but again, just like the gym, in a few months you should be able to see a positive difference it has made

[–]inkwind1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Get a copy of "The mind Illuminated"

It has divided things into 10 levels. You never have to read beyond your current level and the next level. It's not theory heavy. It's sole purpose is to get you to start meditating, explain things as you encounter them and help you progress through the levels.

That book is the only reason I can meditate. The first section of 'establishing a practice' by itself immediately pays the entire value of the book. It'll immediately teach you what to do, how to deal with distractions and how to guage progress. Everything beyond that is a bonus.

I've tried a ton of books and apps over a period of 11 months. This book is what really did it for me.

Also checkout the streamentry subreddit. It's filled with people who have truly mastered meditation.

[–]boy_named_su1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I get in the tub. Helps you focus on breathing when your ears are underwater

I practice tactical breathing. 4 seconds in, hold for 4, 4 seconds out, hold for 4. repeat

I notice blood pulsing through my veins, air flowing through my lungs, thoughts racing through my mind

I verbally list things I'm grateful for

I verbally list things I'm looking forward to

I practice Memento Mori. Remembering that everything I have/know/love will be gone and I should appreciate them while I can

I practice Amor Fati. Everything that has happened because it must have happened. I cannot control the past, only learn from it

[–]5hr00m1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Try ”loving kindness meditation” Breathe slowly and think about: You love Yourself and then extend your love to: Your family Your friends Humanity Animals Planet earth Universe

If you truly mean the love you send, you will have a happy feeling during the meditation

You will feel connected to everyone you send love and compassion to, we are all connected on a spiritual level

[–]throw-away-17090 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Binaural and isochtonic tones (youtube)

Cok Sui - prana book

[–]swipelyfe0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I use the Headspace app each day. It’s seriously amazing and I couldn’t recommend it enough. There is a bunch of free content to get you started. It does a great job of breaking down the concepts and helping you to integrate it into your life. The guy who runs it is at a former Buddhist monk and has quite the way with words.

[–]JonnyStecchino70 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Stretching, Yoga, Wim Hof Breathing.

Just observing thoughts as they come and go. Not forcing anything. No clinging onto anything.

[–]Meloxian0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

30 minutes in the mornings, don’t do it right when I wake up or I’ll fall asleep; usually put on some orchestral type music on low and just relax

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