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Yo, When I say "mantra", you say "ooooooommmm"

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by SilentBob, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. SilentBob

    SilentBob Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2002 Messages: 683 Likes Received: 1
    Hey kids
    So for those who don't know. I'm incredibly dissatisfied with life, as a general rule. I won't bore you with the details. But recently, I can remember feeling reasonabley good for a sustained period of time ( like a couple months or so), twice. The time before the last, involved meditation. Ofcourse during this moderately tolerable existence, I never realised the significance of it. I just read up alittle on it because it seemed interesting and decided to have a go.
    In retrospect, it did work. I woke up with less of a sense of lythagia. I had a better mental state, and was more socially outgoing and just generally friendly and consistent in mood as a result. I also quit smoking without any real concious decision to do so. For some reason ( I'm pressume meditation had a part of it ) I just stopped. I didn't even aknowledge I had quit until 2 months into it or so.
    The type of meditation I was doing was mantra meditation. This involves repeating a word ( mine was actually just two sounds...not oommm unfortunately) over and over in your head. The aim being to unclutter your mind and sharpen it so as to focus on one thing at a time instead of being scatter brained.
    I gave up just because the novelty wore off and actually doing it became a vexing experience.Despite the, hippy/ falafel eating yoga freak stereo type this will surely envoke in some people, I've been thinking I ought start doing it again. Just thought I'de see if anyone here has ever tried meditation in general. And what they thought ....
    discuss yo !:cool:
  2. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    good for you man, glad you found something to hush the nerves.
    i've tried meditating, but besides the benefits of just sitting still and being quiet for a while, it didn't work. i'd just sit there thinking about what i'd have to do that day, problems, whathaveyou

  3. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    i used to meditate... i find that spending 20 or so minutes stretching after a warm up works better.
  4. Tofu

    Tofu Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2000 Messages: 1,230 Likes Received: 0
    Awesome, I'm gonna look meditation up.
    Meditation is hard for me though because I'm pretty much constantly in need of stimulation, but it sounds great, it sounds like I have some similar problems to yours..

    In the shower my brain moves a million miles per hour.
    Good morning.

    Thanks for posting this.
  5. rubbish heap

    rubbish heap Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 1,563 Likes Received: 2
    i like meditation because it's relaxing and when you wake up you're sooo clear headed and focused and shit, but i never have time to do it enough :mad:
  6. Coffie Crave

    Coffie Crave Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2003 Messages: 1,124 Likes Received: 0
    art and skateing is my meditation
  7. SilentBob

    SilentBob Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2002 Messages: 683 Likes Received: 1
    Tofu- I'm glad you like the idea of it dude . From my limited experience there seems to be alot of different types to choose from, so if the first one you try doesn't tickle your fancy don't be discouraged. Also it seems to take time and practice, try to do it just for the sake of doing it. Hope it works for you. Good Luck ! :D

    Coffie- I sort of know what you mean about art ( by art I'm presuming you mean the graffiti/graffiti related variety ). It's definately had some positive impacts on my life. It's also had some negative. I wouldn't say art's my meditation, just because they both have different effects on me. But its different for everyone I guess. To each their own.