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Re: Meditation

Post by pickles » 04 Jun 2016 07:20

chick dip wrote:Iam about to embark on meditation...I seriously need to change my mindset...I need to trying being instead of doing....have to admit I think this " top drawer " is so full its not going to be easy :roll:
I hope it helps for you ,chick dip <:)>
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Re: Meditation

Post by Hedgehog » 04 Jun 2016 14:58

MH - thank you so much for thoroughly describing your meditation process. I do something similar, but I love the idea of letting the liquid seep out of me. When I shower, I imagine all the negativity washing down the drain along with the water, but have never done it when meditating. Will incorporate that aspect as I'm sure I'll love it.

One thing I sometimes do is imagine I'm lying on a big block of butter - my body heat slowly melts the butter and I start to sink into it. Great for going to deep levels of relaxation! ;)?
Breaking on through to the other side. \:)/

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Re: Meditation

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Re: Meditation

Post by Lush4life » 05 Jun 2016 16:25

Beautifully put , as ever mh, keep writing and I'll keep reading, all the best for everyone on this path to sobriety and happiness, kim
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Re: Meditation

Post by Hedgehog » 06 Jun 2016 08:20

Mountainhare wrote:...cleanse me of my selfishness, my sins, my alcoholism and remove me from the isolated world of self where I live incarcerated in the prison of my mind, prophesising, inventing and imagining situations which haven’t even happened and might not.
This was me all over yesterday. I even knew it was doing me no good, but couldn't stop. Couldn't sleep for hours imagining situations and discussions. I think it's time I started dedicated daily meditation again too.

Thanks for the nudge MH and so good to hear your meditation yesterday was a big turnaround for you. <:)>
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Re: Meditation

Post by chick dip » 06 Jun 2016 17:24

Thanks pickles <:)> <:)>

MH....iam lucky to live close to the Manjushri temple and went today for a taster session ....im lookung forward to starting this journey and welcome any tips along the way x
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Re: Meditation

Post by chick dip » 06 Jun 2016 18:40

as youve said to hedgehog it will take work...im going to a much longer one on Wednesday ... it did feel calming but those chaotic thoughts kept sneaking in x
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Re: Meditation

Post by AmyJean » 14 Aug 2016 17:58

Not sure if many people read this thread? Anyway, I'm just back from a meditation weekend in Holy Isle near Arran in Scotland - it was specifically about changing habits. A bit of meditation, some exercises, healthy vegetarian food, herbal tea, water, a walk up a mountain (well a very steep hill) and good company. So hopefully I will be able to keep up the positive, healthy living for a while at least. I really want to be healthy and well again. Peace and love to you all. x

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Re: Meditation

Post by ChamomileTea » 14 Aug 2016 18:24

I didn't notice the year that this thread was started, and thought that 21 day thing was still going!

I found another 30 day challenge on doyouyoga.com though, which I'm going to try. I'll let people know if it's any good -- at least the meditations are all really short (~10 minutes) so at least I won't be daunted by that.

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Re: Meditation

Post by Lush4life » 11 Sep 2016 10:39

Morning everyone, I was just wondering if anyone has tried a meditation retreat?
Feel something like that maybe good for me, not sure ,it's not the type of thing I'd normally do but sobriety seems to bring out feeling,needs in me that I wasn't previously aware of.
I know I couldn't handle a silent one, I would spoil it and probably laugh or do something random :roll:
Part of me thinks it's a bit airy fairy, you know getting above yer old self ,but I do honestly have an interest, just putting it out there really.
Hope everyone is enjoying this lovely September weather. :\:
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Re: Meditation

Post by Shadowlad » 11 Sep 2016 11:31

Hi Kim and all,

I always liked the idea of a Buddhist retreat, as there is one about 50 miles from where i live but have never looked into it. Don't know if that would interest you or if there is one not too far from where you are ? x
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Re: Meditation

Post by Lush4life » 11 Sep 2016 12:18

Mountainhare wrote:Hey Lushy lady :D I did a three day meditation course back in 2012 at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the Borders of Scotland. It was mint! It wasn't something normal for me at the time and I felt quite nervous attending it, but it turned out to be one of the best things I ever did and I have kept meditation up ever since. Meditation is, in my opinion, essential, and especially so for recovering addicts who are trying to find ways to chill and live in peace without the booze. Meditation is the best way to get out of your head, in a safe way :D It doesn't need to be linked to spiritual practices either. At its simplest meditation is relaxation, at the other end of the spectrum it leads to enlightenment.

Hey come over to Greece and I'll teach you to meditate in beautiful surroundings :D

I wrote a full account of my time there if you are interested in reading it.

Hi shadow, great to see you back posting ;)?

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Thanks mh, Greece invite would be stuff of my dreams!
I would very much like to read of your time in Greece, where have you posted that?
Scotland isn't too far away am thinking, it's an idea that's been running around my brain for a while, so will give it some thought thank you.
Hope you and family are well , also lovely dog on the road to recovery. :\:
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Re: Meditation

Post by Lush4life » 11 Sep 2016 18:02

Mountainhare wrote:I wrote up my experience of the Buddhist monastery in my journal. It is here if you can be bothered to read it all :D :D :D




“Our past is not our future, nor does it have to affect our present moment.”[/i]
Thank you for allowing me to read that mh,
It was like chicken soup for the soul !
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Re: Meditation

Post by Vertical Man » 11 Sep 2016 18:13

My thanks also MH ;)?
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Re: Meditation

Post by Shadowlad » 11 Sep 2016 18:58

Thank you also from me too MH :D <:)> <:)>
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Re: Meditation

Post by chick dip » 11 Sep 2016 19:16

...I feel honoured that you shared that with us <:)>
I went to two meditation sessions today and without a doubt I feel lighter x
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Re: Meditation

Post by leslans » 12 Sep 2016 07:28

MH! A wonderful post following your stay. I would love to go. In fact I have made a decision to save up some money to try and get away for a yoga retreat. I am loving my yoga, it has helped me so much in my quest for sobriety. This is the first time in many years that I have moved forward through the days without feeling like I am missing out, I can't do it, it's not fair. I feel normal, I feel like my life is now normal, like I am beginning to be the real me. It's still early days....day 48 to be precise but I have not felt so free for a long long time.

Thank you mountain for such a lovely start to my day <:)>

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Re: Meditation

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Re: Meditation

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