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SpanishBombs

SpanishBombs

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Well, if you're gonna do it, might as well do it right.  Sit half lotus and stare at a blank wall.  Keep good posture and figure out 1 thing to do with your hands and stick with it.  I touch my pointer finger to my thumb on both hands and rest them near my knees.

Do it at least 20 minutes a day.  Just relax.  Don't attach to your thoughts, when you notice them, let them go and return to your relaxed, blank mind.  When the mind is blank, there is no problem (until the mind comes in with objections).  Remember that, if anything.  You are going to be constantly forgetting everything you know.  You might feel stupid.  Don't worry about it.

It will change in the first days, weeks, and months.  At first you will probably be very excited about it.  Then you get into a groove and you have to make an effort to continue.  The problem boils down to this: there is nothing to which to compare your current state.  You'll never really know if you improved or are improving because you can never truly know any experience but the present moment. 

The mind will try to throw any objection it can at you, though, so be prepared to fight this sort of thing.  It's gonna feel like your life is falling apart.  You'll discover a battle between reason and faith, and you'll gradually discover that the "reason" is not reason at all but fear and worry, and that if you're ever going to change, you are going to have to choose faith and venture into what you perceive to be dangerous mental territory.
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MattH876

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Join Date: 12/07/2012 | Posts: 21

 Hey SpanishBombs, I just read a few of your posts, especially the one where you were saying that you have started meditating again and i read about the confidence you get from it. I could do with some advice on where to start. Im a total newbie and i guess im looking for some good tips from someone whos been doing this for a few years. Really appreciate it if you could give me some advice on how to start out.
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