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Re: mediation bores me.

Posted: 23 Aug 2012 03:31
by Jack Reacher
Oh so you can get into that state with meditation? Never knew that, I always got into that state accidentaly with WILDS or by taking strange drugs within dreams.

Re: mediation bores me.

Posted: 23 Aug 2012 15:22
by Summerlander
The best meditation is when you sit and do nothing and expect nothing and just let go. If you get bored doing that then you have a long way to go.

Re: mediation bores me.

Posted: 23 Aug 2012 15:47
by blazing
Ryan wrote:
Lucid Dreamer wrote:all in the title. meditation just plain bores me! it is not that i can not focus, it is just that it absolutely bores me! my mind gets bored. are there any techniques that yall use to make it less boring?

Thanks so much!

What exactly are you trying to do when you meditate?

There are two kinds of meditations: Active and Passive.

You're probably trying a passive meditation, whereby you focus upon one thing in an effort to clear your mind of all surface thoughts?

Try an active meditation instead. With an active meditation you focus upon creating a scene and running through that scene in as much vividness and realism as you can muster.

Both have the same end goals... but approach that goal differently.

If you're still bored after that, then you're seriously not "getting" what meditation is about.
If I had the time, I could sit meditating for hours... there's a special feeling about being alone with your consciousness.

It bores me too :/

Re: mediation bores me.

Posted: 25 Aug 2012 01:45
by Lucid Dreamer
well thanks guys.

Re: mediation bores me.

Posted: 25 Aug 2012 03:11
by Lavendula
Passive meditation bores me too and the only scene worth daydreaming about is completely unrelated to lucid dreams at all and I would hate to end up in that world as part of a dream.
Instead, I focus my brain by doing little mental challenges. I will try to list 50 countries and by then, my mind is completely focused on the subject and my body is relaxed.
I used to do this even before I knew about meditation and lucid dreaming as it helps me get to sleep.

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Re: mediation bores me.

Posted: 25 Aug 2012 17:10
by Lucid Dreamer
thanks lavendula. i will try that next time.

Re: mediation bores me.

Posted: 01 Sep 2012 06:16
by Ryan
You guys need to then focus on whatever excites you. If you're actually still interested in meditation, then you should aim to find one that you don't find boring.

If you still can't find one... then give it a few years and then come back to it, see if it becomes your "cup of tea". :)