I ask this as a follow up to Vesuvius questions a few minutes ago. I used to practice meditation but now I find that I am doing so less and less. The reason being is that if we are living our life in the moment and always in contact with the Source then why do we need to meditate? Why can't we be in a perpetual state of bliss that we try to achieve during meditation? Love to hear your views on this.
asked 24 Jun '10, 22:17
I think you're right Drham - the same thing happens to me also.
I can go for days sometimes without meditating when I feel aligned or when my everyday focus is completely dominated by something good-feeling - it just feels unnecessary to meditate.
I think this happens because the purpose of the meditation is put you back in touch with the feeling of that aligned state. And when you are already there, you are not going to feel any different before or after the meditation session.
However, as soon as I notice something uncomfortable manifest in my physical experience (no matter how small or insignificant it is), that's an indication to me that something is slightly off in my vibrational output and it's time to start meditating again for a while to re-establish the conscious feeling of that good-feeling benchmark.
Also, if you've not been meditating for a while, it's good occasionally to have a test session whereby you meditate and see if you really do feel any different before and after. We, as human beings, seem to have a tendency to get used to uncomfortable feelings quickly and almost imperceptibly.
The reason you can't be in a perpetual state of bliss is because that joyful sensation results from the full allowing of the vibrational difference between where your inner being is focused and where your physical self is focused.
When you've caught up with where your inner being is, you don't experience that joyful rush anymore because you are both focused in the same place or, to put it another way, both travelling at the same speed.
And so, you need another desire in your life to cause the further expansion of your inner being and then give you the opportunity to experience more joy/bliss as you catch up again.
It's a bit like running to catch a bus that is leaving without you.
You feel the thrill of the chase as you are pursuing the vehicle. But, as soon as you've caught it and are sitting down in it, you feel at rest again...the sensation of movement and all that thrill is gone...until it's time to chase after the next leaving bus. :)
answered 25 Jun '10, 05:33
Yes and No.
We ARE meditating all the time. The meaning of the word is to "think deeply or focus for a time for spiritual purposes or to relax" or "think deeply or carefully about something"
I have friends who poo hoo the idea of meditation, guided thought, positive thinking etc. But they spend as much time meditating as i do.
Were all fairly constantly meditating on something, i guess the difference is WHAT are we meditating on.
Now we can sit in a lotus position type trance with burning incense ,meditationg on NOT thinking about anything or thinking beautifull positive thoughts....or we can lie in bed at night thinking about how the hell were going to make ends meet, or how much drugs are kids are doing that evening.
Same thing thou. Its all meditation and equally as productive. Only its producing different things for us.
answered 05 Apr '13, 11:21
Yes at one time in my life, many years ago, i was incarcerated and luckily a yoga specialist came to visit us once a week and we formed a group of five plus the yoga guide. It was a real breathe of fresh air.
It was quite an unusual group, there was a man who had killed his wife, another who had killed his wife's lover, a bank robber, a rapist and then there was me that they nicknamed "voleur de bonbons" (mister softy) because all i'd done was traffic vehicles. The real lesson was that i got to know these guys deeply thanks to the practice of yoga and i realized they are just like you and me, we would all tune in the "aum" and drift away on the vibrations. I can assure you when i got back to my cell i often had "visions", impressions of flying through the air over trees and forests.
Do we really need to meditate, i love it and nowadays enjoy using hemi-sync. it's a great tool for becoming more aware.
Here's an article explaining why the alpha state, that is, a state of meditation, is important for psychic development
No. The answer is no. Meditation, yoga, sungazing, are all tools. There are many many more tools to use. Meditation is one that works for most. It works because to connect to higher self, the only way in most crazy style of working and doing day to day is to quiet surroundings. It is still only a tool. It is still only a belief system that we HAVE to use it. Even knowing this I still do. I still take the greatness of resting the daily mind to connect with that of a higher frequency. I tell everyone, do u NEED meditation to connect , NO, should you YES lol. I know it might not be an answer many accept, but for me it is the BEST tool, but not needed for all. If you do not want to mediate, the similar effect you can have is to live in ur love and excitement every moment in the day, and u WILL be connected to higher self. .
Love n light
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