I heard about a technique used to stay present using REM (Rapid Eye Movement) therapy. It requires blinking as well. I don't know how this works.

I hear that this approach to being present works really well and it clear thoughts that come up. I hear that it gives you really good clarity into the present moment. I can't find the article anywhere online but I read it once. I never really tried it but I want to experiment with it a little.

I would like to know if anyone knows how this works or if people have even heard about it. I want to give it a try and see how it goes.

This is similar to being mindful but I think its a little more effective as I would guess.

If anyone has had success with this technique or has their own version of it I would love to know.I would appreciate your input.

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Jacob Ford

asked 31 Jan '14, 11:45

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Jacob Ford

I haven't tried this but I have tried this.


EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Not that I had anything much to get rid of. Past breakups small things but it was a rather interesting experience though.

I watched a you tube video playing on my you tube video player on my cell phone.

As I recall the video showed a box you had to follow with only your eyes. It moved very fast all over the screen.

This is the closest to the old video I saw. It is nicer actually.


I found the original, you decide which is better.



answered 31 Jan '14, 12:33

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Wade Casaldi

edited 01 Feb '14, 00:39

Thank you for sharing both of these videos. Very Helpful.

(01 Feb '14, 13:04) Jacob Ford

It seems to me that those who use "blinking" during meditation use it primarily to interrupt the mind from thinking.

This seems like a good idea as it takes less effort to blink than, to interrupt the mind with other willful activities of interruption.

Eventually we have to use what works for each one of us.

The worst thing a seeker can do is to try to analyze something in order to use it for self-awakening.

The very fact of trying to understand how blinking relates to meditation will create unrealistic expectations within the point of reference of the self.

Meditation is an inward journey beyond the identity of the self.

All analysis and comprehension must be left behind because even the slightest whisper of an attempt to "understand" will reel in the ego to the forefront, because "understanding" is the trick by which the ego suppresses your connection to "all that is"


answered 04 Feb '14, 20:39

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This was another excellent answer. Thank you for sharing.

(05 Feb '14, 12:40) Jacob Ford
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