hello..my dears..,

my query is whenever i meditate..(20 min meditation daily) i go to sleep just after 5 min of starting my meditation.., n now this has become habitual. so, it is a good symbol of spiritual awareness or bad one?

asked 19 Sep '12, 08:43

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edited 19 Sep '12, 09:54

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Barry Allen ♦♦

well it is good that you have notice it. now you know where to work on. i will give you advice do meditation with open eyes fix a point in front of you that is not there. that is your focus point to stay aware(meaning no sleep and no though that wounder around.) has for is it good or is it bad.it is booth.meaning that it give you pointer(good) to what you lack(bad) and need to work on(good). so you have free will to make it a good thing or a bad thing. experience and enjoy.

(20 Sep '12, 21:49) white tiger

Falling asleep while meditating can mean a few things. 

•Your body simply needed the rest because of a sleep deficit. Getting more sleep and rest will help you here.

• You might be lying down while meditating or meditating in a place associated with sleep.

Try meditating sitting up in a chair with your spine erect. This helps you maintain your alertness and awareness. I have come to realise that posture has a big effect on your quality of meditation. Don't meditate in your bedroom or any other room associated with sleep and see if that helps. 

• Unconsciousness (resistance) in the present moment can manifest itself as sleep.

In the present, unconsciousness appears as sleep. When we are overtaken by these waves of unconsciousness, we find ourselves slipping into a sleep-like state without any apparent warning

We only realize this has occurred when we awaken and discover we have been sleeping instead of consciously connecting our breathing. Nodding off into states of unconsciousness is normal when we attempt to extract our awareness from time.

The Presence Process

I have also realised that you don't have to meditate for long periods to get benefit from it. 

One-Moment Meditation


answered 19 Sep '12, 12:11

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edited 19 Sep '12, 19:14

@satori- thank you so much dear for making this thing so clear to me now.. :)))

(20 Sep '12, 07:33) supergirl

@Supergirl- Your very welcome:)

(20 Sep '12, 08:13) Satori

@Satori: The one moment meditation is nice - I used to do quite more than a minute - the first time I did made me realize how many thoughts we do have in our mind without our consciousness!!! Thanks for sharing here :)

(20 Sep '12, 08:45) ZDCobran

@ZdCobran- Your very welcome:)

(21 Sep '12, 05:16) Satori
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