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Meditation, Anyone?

This post was written by member Honey Knows and comes from The Couch group in our TrèsSugar Community.

I've never done a lot of meditating, but I think it might be time to start. In these turbulent times, I know so many people who are looking for an anchor (or maybe a life preserver?) with nowhere to turn. Perhaps meditation can provide the peace that external influences seem bent on robbing us of these days. Do you meditate? If you do, what type of meditation? How has it helped you?  
 
The website LearningMeditation.com seems basic (and free!); however, please feel free to add any resources you find helpful.

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dikke-kus dikke-kus 6 years
I read that meditation is one of the best ways described as being an authentic person, or part of having an authentic life. I used to take martial arts classes which include a lot of meditation and I really like that. It seemed to really bring a calm sense of feeling in my busy hectic life.
Juniper3 Juniper3 6 years
I've been meditating for years. My practice gets set-aside sometime and I realize I was chasing after things with short term value and meditation feels so right when I get back to it. I practice meditation to learn to work with the parts of my mind that cause silly things or worse cause unnecessary sadness. The friendships I've made at my meditation center are the strongest ones I have. The best place to learn the style of mindfulness practice I use is: http://www.shambhala.org/meditation/
PinkNC PinkNC 6 years
I feel like *mix tape* here. I need too, there is hardly any time, and when I get to it something/someone, distracts me. Sometimes thinking about all the many things I have to do, also makes me distract myself.
mix-tape mix-tape 6 years
I have tried it before, but I just can't seem to do it without someone directing me. I know that meditation is supposed to solve this, but I've just got too much going on to set aside time to NOT think about it. That would cause me more stress I believe.
kia kia 6 years
I do meditate. I have every so often for years but when I did my level I yoga teacher training earlier this year meditation, philosophy, and pranayama (breathing) were big components of our curriculum. Now daily meditation is like oxygen to me, I have to do it. Start simple if it is hard, start lying down to relax, and stayed focused on clearing your mind. Learn mantra and chant, or don't. It can be a very personal thing. For those going through rough times I give friends copies of Pema Chodron's "Wisdom of No Escape" She is a Buddhist and is straight-forward with dealing with hard times in her life and offering tools to others.
Smallqueen Smallqueen 6 years
Yeah I agree, guided meditation is great. It really helped me destress and also to deal with the heat stroke I was experiencing at that time.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
I haven't meditated in years. I like guided meditations but haven't been able to find any that I like on cd. The previous times I've meditated have been in a group of people with someone guiding it. It was so great, it really helped me focus, release stress and helped me pinpoint areas in my life that I needed to work on or get a better understanding of.
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