Meditation Poll: Is it easy for you to reach the mental silence when you sit for meditation?

Meditation Poll: Is it easy for you to reach the mental silence when you sit for meditation?


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In the state of thoughtless awareness we think neither of the past nor of the future. We are entirely in the present moment, in the state of being and do not waste the precious moments of life thinking about times that are finished forever or yet to come. We start to enjoy our Self, our spirit, our own inner beauty and the the beauty of creation. We start to enjoy being. We are able to enjoy the singing of birds and the scent of flowers at a much deeper level as we are no longer bombarded by the meaningless mental chatter that assails our awareness and pollutes our attention, distracting us from the simple joys of our existence. [1]

So entering in the thoughtless state is like enjoying the scene once you reach the top of the mountain. The enjoyment of meditation can only come if one can reach that state. Having said all those, it is sometimes challenging or hard to experience this profound state.

How is your experience during the meditation? Do you sometimes find it difficult to enter the state of mental silence? What do you do in order to reach that state if you find it very hard at the beginning? What do you think that prevents you to enter the state of thoughtless awareness? You can post your thoughts in the comment form.

Is it easy for you to reach the mental silence when you sit for meditation?

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[1] http://www.freemeditation.com/meditation-basics/meditation-and-thoughtless-awareness/

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Ozge Ozkaya is from Turkey and he enjoys compiling articles for freemeditation.com. He loves playing soccer, watching movies and meditating whenever is possible. :-) He has been in the beautiful world of Sahaja Meditation since 2000.


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  • Zac Tianne
    Jan 25, 2010
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    Mostly now, I reach the thoughtless awareness state with almost every session but it’s still taking me 30 to 40 minutes to get there–i.e. I’m still in full training mode. I’ve just started a blog as a way of sharing my experience also, in addition to having written about my training method in a book called Meditation – A Primer For The Primate. My method and view are a little unconventional but they are what I’ve found to work for me.
    Wishing you emptiness always.
    Zac.

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  • Dmitri
    Mar 5, 2011
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    i actually didn’t had any strong expirences during meditation at all….its very difficult for me to get in thoughtless awareness….nut last two weeks i strated felling the cool breeze inside my body also i feel it om my legs…like when i clense my self with candle my left leg becomses cooler and afterwards when i maditate i fell the cool breeze traveling upwards…biasically latly begin to expreince sensations in my body…..as to what i think that prevantes me to go to meditation is that i alwyes think am i know in thoughtless awareness? what is thoughtless awareness? how will i recognise it? this is all the time there

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  • Lisa
    Apr 14, 2014
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    Is it strange to get tired and almost fall asleep. Because my state, while going deep into quite, wants to sleep.

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    Erwan
    April 17th, 2014

    Dear Lisa,

    when you fall asleep while meditating, it happens because you`ve used too much your right channel, too much action and thinking and when you stop, you happen to counterbalance into the left channel to cool down your right channel. It is a natural process taking place, now you have the tool not to go extreme in one channel or the other.

    I`d suggest the following link in order to keep the balance inside:
    http://www.freemeditation.com/meditation-basics/meditation-techniques/

    Footsoaking to be done with rather cold water if you can 🙂

    Looking forward to your answer,
    Warm regrads,
    Erwan

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