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  • CKL Felli ♦️
    Oct 18, 2020

    yo.

    "Mindfulness meditation is the practice of actually being present in the moment, which in turn trains us to become more mindful throughout the day, particularly during difficult situations. As Ms. Brach puts it: 'Mindfulness is your awareness of what's going on in the present moment without any judgment'. "

    close ya eyes and focus on your breath, if a novice: start with 5 min, then 10, then 15 etc until you reach 30 minutes a day, then keep that up or extend it if you want.

    thats about it. literally. easier said than done but practice makes perfect. and it usually doesnt take much practice tbh.

    use the thread to keep track of your days, share your experiences with mindfulness meditation, any frustrations with it, lectures (new age or scientific, all are welcomed), scientific studies, guided meditation, etc. basically all things meditation.

    if u wanna be added to op or something lmk. ill try to remind yall to meditate.

    this aint no kumbaya mumbo jumbo s***. its actually proven to improve attention and awareness of the present moment, which are basically 2 of the most important things we as humans can learn cultivate. heres a long ass lecture about it

  • CKL Felli ♦️
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    Oct 18, 2020
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    i dont really expect thread to blow up, lowkey more for awareness of this powerful tool and to keep track of my own meditations. i meditated almost all of junior year in highschool and had the dopest and most fun year of my life because of it, i stopped and it went to s***, started back a few weeks ago now im chillin. had an aha moment like wow this s*** reeaallyy makes a difference in my temper and my melodrama. i now feel comfortable enough to recommend it to others as real thing people can do to help with mental health.

  • plants 🎭
    Oct 19, 2020
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    I can never seem to make meditation a habit

  • CKL Felli ♦️
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    Oct 19, 2020
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    plants

    I can never seem to make meditation a habit

    Keep trying!!! Only 5 minutes a day man

    You dont even gotta sit in no uncomfortable posture. The purpose of that is to keep u awake and alert but you can do that in other ways too.

    I do my meditations laying down with my legs propped up and/or with my hands across my belly so i can feel my diaphragm as i breath.

  • Oct 19, 2020
    plants

    I can never seem to make meditation a habit

    same, i’ve tried in the past but i can’t keep up

  • CKL Felli ♦️
    OP
    Oct 19, 2020

    The goat and his teacher on meditation

  • Oct 19, 2020

    Just to sit is our way

  • Oct 19, 2020
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    No mud, no lotus 💙

  • CKL Felli ♦️
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    Oct 19, 2020
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    The Major

    No mud, no lotus 💙

    Avi inspired me to post this video

    note: transcendental meditation is basically rich nigga mindfulness.

    No difference at all, you just have to pay for it. Its a Waste of money

  • Oct 19, 2020

    meditation >

  • Oct 19, 2020
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    Where y’all find it best to mediate?

  • Oct 19, 2020
    dotM

    Where y’all find it best to mediate?

    usually in my room when everyones asleep on my pillowpet on the floor hehe

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    CKL Felli

    Avi inspired me to post this video

    !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em3XplqnoF4

    note: transcendental meditation is basically rich nigga mindfulness.

    No difference at all, you just have to pay for it. Its a Waste of money

    For sure. They even got pressured legally to release the mantras online.

    Meditation is never something that should be locked behind a paywall or any other kind of gatekeeping. I do understand how things like meditation apps, classes and the such can help someone who is really having trouble integrating the practice into their lives, but the things I’ve read about the TM school really rub me the wrong way. Especially when members of that school talk down on other styles of practice. I’ve seen some really sus, salesman type s*** around the meditation subreddits.

    But even then, as evident with people like Lynch, like any style of meditation, it can definitely help if practiced with the right intention. I respect his dedication and how many people he’s been able to help.

  • Oct 19, 2020
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    dotM

    Where y’all find it best to mediate?

    Preferably somewhere comfortable enough and with back support if necessary. You don’t need to cross your legs or anything but decent posture helps the breath flow.

    I usually do it on the floor against a wall, or on my bed.

  • Oct 19, 2020
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    The Major

    Preferably somewhere comfortable enough and with back support if necessary. You don’t need to cross your legs or anything but decent posture helps the breath flow.

    I usually do it on the floor against a wall, or on my bed.

    I was doing it in my room on the floor. I feel like I do it better in the dark with a few candles lit.

  • Oct 19, 2020
    dotM

    I was doing it in my room on the floor. I feel like I do it better in the dark with a few candles lit.

    That’s wassup. I used to f*** with candles heavy but I can’t too much anymore I got some kittens running around.

    Aromatherapy is too real though. There are some flower beds near my building, before COVID I would go down and meditate there in the early mornings and I would almost always have a really strong session.

  • Oct 19, 2020
    plants

    I can never seem to make meditation a habit

    Talking to you that one time in one of your threads helped me get back into my practice, I’m very grateful for that. If I can help you in any way I’d be glad to.

  • CKL Felli ♦️
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    Oct 19, 2020
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    The Major

    For sure. They even got pressured legally to release the mantras online.

    Meditation is never something that should be locked behind a paywall or any other kind of gatekeeping. I do understand how things like meditation apps, classes and the such can help someone who is really having trouble integrating the practice into their lives, but the things I’ve read about the TM school really rub me the wrong way. Especially when members of that school talk down on other styles of practice. I’ve seen some really sus, salesman type s*** around the meditation subreddits.

    But even then, as evident with people like Lynch, like any style of meditation, it can definitely help if practiced with the right intention. I respect his dedication and how many people he’s been able to help.

    Facts. I didnt know people were calling them out though. Thats whats up, theres literally no reason for TM to cost anything. its a shame people try to gatekeep something as pure and natural as meditation.

    But yea u right, everyone from the beatles to david lynch all found it a great help in their lives. i wonder if they knew that they didnt have to pay for any of those teachings but at the end of the day, they had the funds and it helped them in a public way. we wouldnt have the white album without meditation and id say David Lynch is only becoming a better artist partly because he meditates.

  • CKL Felli ♦️
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    Oct 19, 2020
    dotM

    Where y’all find it best to mediate?

    I do it on a couch in the mornings. 30 mins a day.

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    Just a few things to note about what to expect from meditation

    The effect of meditation is expansion of consciousness, which results in the gradual erasure of the ego itself. This is why it may lead to enlightenment.

    If you're a deeply troubled person you may find relief from meditation, but meditation isn't actually a fix for a neurotic ego

    People often say that shadow work and therapy should be the preliminary steps to build up a healthy ego first, and then serious meditation can be used to transcendent it.

    This is all to say that if you're using meditation to escape, it's likely that something else in your life needs work first. Same thing can be said of psychedelics

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    DIAMONDS

    Just a few things to note about what to expect from meditation

    The effect of meditation is expansion of consciousness, which results in the gradual erasure of the ego itself. This is why it may lead to enlightenment.

    If you're a deeply troubled person you may find relief from meditation, but meditation isn't actually a fix for a neurotic ego

    People often say that shadow work and therapy should be the preliminary steps to build up a healthy ego first, and then serious meditation can be used to transcendent it.

    This is all to say that if you're using meditation to escape, it's likely that something else in your life needs work first. Same thing can be said of psychedelics

    What’s it called when you go into enlightenment with an ego...heard about it in a Steve Jobs doc

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    That feeling during a sit when you feel like you’re growing and shrinking at the same time >>>>>

  • Oct 19, 2020

    🧘🏾‍♂️

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    dotM

    What’s it called when you go into enlightenment with an ego...heard about it in a Steve Jobs doc

    Not too sure. Dark night of the soul? Ego death?

  • Oct 19, 2020
    DIAMONDS

    Not too sure. Dark night of the soul? Ego death?

    I dont think that’s it.. I’m gonna watch and see if I can find it

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