Donate Now Goal amount for this month: 30 USD, Received: 0 USD (0%)

User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Meditation Problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default Meditation Problems

    So I've been trying to make some type of magical path work for me but I am terrible at meditation. Practice makes perfect, but it's hard to practice when I literally seem incapable of taking a deep breath. The act itself stresses me out and yes I'm "doing it wrong" I'm sure but I don't know how better to do it. Also, it's hard not to swallow spit or to breathe hard or anything and then I worry I'm not "sitting still" enough. Does anyone else have this issue/a solution to it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default i have the same problem!

    awriterscorned,

    i've been trying to learn how to meditate for like 2 or 3 years and it seems futile. and how pathetic, i joined this forum specifically to get help with this! have you made any progress? im so frustrated.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    Don't worry about your mind wondering during meditation. The brain is built to think so it will take practice to keep it from wondering. The trick is to caught yourself quickly when your mind is beginning to wonder and go back to concentrating on your breathing. Try to meditate for 10 min. everyday and after you feel like you are ready increase it by 5 min. so you are doing 15 min. and keep adding 5 min. after that. Start out small so your mind and body can adapt to it and get comfortable.
    "There is nothing either good or bad,
    but thinking makes it so."
    -William Shakespeare

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    113
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    Just stick with it, you will have to work through lots of obstacles.
    When i first began meditating, i would get nose bleeds from a third eye mediation i was attempting(barely, just a little bit up there). Don't know how the hell that was happening but i managed to figure out a better system. Just stick with it! It's tough when you think your meditations may be causing your brain to bleed but it will pay off in the end. Some days are better than others, but just keep going. And try not to hemorrhage!!

    EDIT: If anyone could explain the blood or had a similar expierence could you let me know. It still bugs the hell outta me when i think back to then. I really don't think it was chance. It was just like a small amount of blood, it wouldn't run outta my nose or anything but i was quite concerned.
    Last edited by serpent; 05-25-2009 at 10:45 AM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    22
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by awriterscorned View Post
    So I've been trying to make some type of magical path work for me but I am terrible at meditation. Practice makes perfect, but it's hard to practice when I literally seem incapable of taking a deep breath. The act itself stresses me out and yes I'm "doing it wrong" I'm sure but I don't know how better to do it. Also, it's hard not to swallow spit or to breathe hard or anything and then I worry I'm not "sitting still" enough. Does anyone else have this issue/a solution to it?
    I could say that, "you are weak-spined." But I won't. You just need to get over yourself. You (what the f)$k is "you") need to supplant your apparent feeling of fear (or whatever you may call it) with resolve. Nothing matters, at all, except your meditation.

    "A disciple went to his master and said to him, "Sir, I want religion." The master looked at the young man, and did not speak, but only smiled. The young man came every day, and insisted that he wanted religion. But the old man knew better than the young man. One day, when it was very hot, he asked the young man to go to the river with him and take a plunge. The young man plunged in, and the old man followed him and held the young man down under the water by force. After the young man had struggled for a while, he let him go and asked him what he wanted most while he was under the water. "A breath of air", the disciple answered. "Do you want God in that way? If you do, you will get Him in a moment," said the master. Until you have that thirst, that desire, you cannot get religion, however you may struggle with your intellect, or your books, or your forms. Until that thirst is awakened in you, you are no better than any atheist; only the atheist is sincere, and you are not."
    - Swami Vivekananda

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    182
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    Telling people to relax in capital letters never works.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    colorado
    Posts
    363
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    Put a weight at the end of a long string, rope or chain and twirl it around you for a while.
    "Now it's you know who, I got the you know what. I'll stick it you know where, you know why, you don't care..." -- Marylin Manson

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by awriterscorned View Post
    So I've been trying to make some type of magical path work for me but I am terrible at meditation. Practice makes perfect, but it's hard to practice when I literally seem incapable of taking a deep breath. The act itself stresses me out and yes I'm "doing it wrong" I'm sure but I don't know how better to do it. Also, it's hard not to swallow spit or to breathe hard or anything and then I worry I'm not "sitting still" enough. Does anyone else have this issue/a solution to it?

    What I personally have found is that you should take meditation in doses. Try starting with five minutes. Maybe in front of a flame, fire, lava lamp, twister lamp, etc something that is interesting to look at. Yes, breathing is important but if you can't sit still for more than 10 minutes than you really can't meditate. Work on doing it five minutes at a time. Try to work your way up to about 20 minutes of just siting there and staring at the lamp. Try to relax, make yourself comfortable, and maybe put on some nature music, something instrumental.

    THAN make yourself breath correctly. Sitting still for 20 minutes is the hardest part if you can do that working with your breathing may become easier.

    At least this is what I have found to work,

    ~ARS

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default Re:

    I have legitimate reasons why relaxation is difficult for me. In my research I have found a number of ways in which a focus can be a gathering of energy vs. relaxation, or ways in which the meditation can surround the imagery and focus. I can focus, I can direct, I can sometimes make things work but it's just relaxation that troubles me for a number of reasons that are pretty personal and hard to just spell out on a forum.

    I wish people wouldn't just say "get over yourself" without knowing the person they're talking to.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like
    Points
    1
    Level
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Points
    0
    My Feedback
    0
    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Donations
    0 - $0.00

    Default Meditation

    I had a problems with meditations too. But, I read books about old Egypt a Greace magic. There was often used sleep for many spells.
    So, I tried it and it was very good. Specially the last one ideas before sleep.
    When you sleep, your mind isn't disturbed external influences, so deals with the last one idea for whole night.
    See you translantion old Egyptian a Greece papyry.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
This website uses cookies
We use cookies to store session information to facilitate remembering your login information, to allow you to save website preferences, to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.