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help. i don't know if I am doing it right - meditation

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  1. beibitoi

    beibitoi New Member

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    Just a few weeks ago, I started meditating. Though I am not really sure if I am doing it right (with the internet as my only source of information), I can say meditation has helped me feel good most of the time. I want to take this seriously and I want to do it right. It is unfortunate that in our country, it's hard to find one who can teach meditation.


    When I started meditating, I tried the practice of simply imagining a particular object few feet away from me and at about 20 degree angle above my eye. My concern with this technique however is, am I not stressing my brain by making it focus on one specific object? My point is, I am virtually forcing my brain to just focus on one specific thing rather than let it loose and let it think whatever it chooses to think.


    With that, I again started researching and meditated with the use of mantra by repeating words in my mind. my concern now with this technique is that while I try to focus on the sound of my mantra, I tend to visualize different things for the reason that with this method, I am not tasked to visualize a specific thing. During the short gap between my mantra, too many things come in the way. for example while saying om, I tend to visualize my dog, my classmates, professors, exams, etc. Is this part of the process? If not, how can I resolve this? Should I instead deliberately think of a specific object while saying my mantra?



    other than the way of meditating, how is the first method I described different from the second one?

    To add, I started meditating to make myself feel good while preparing for bar examinations. From what I read, meditation also helps me sharpen my mind. I am expecting though that even after the bar exams, I'll make it a habit to meditate everyday. But for now, what would be the proper type of meditation for me?

    I tried researching everywhere and I don't seem to find answers in the internet. So here I am asking for help. thanks in advance for the help.



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  2. pollyanna

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    Hi beibitoi and welcome to the community :)

    Here's some great news for you. You can download "Discover Meditation" from the top left of the community. It's easy, Free and many people here benefit from it.

    Here's a post regarding passing exams:-

    I passed my exam with 100!
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    http://www.project-meditation.org/c...es/2716-i-passed-my-exam-100-a.html#post13830

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    As a Clinical/Consulting Psychologist in private practice and agency
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    Jeffrey J. Elenewski, PhD
    Clinical/Consulting Psychologist
    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    http://www.project-meditation.org/c.../21038-our-lifeflow-experience.html#post48852

    Hope this helps and wish you much peace and joy :) :) :)
     

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