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Meditating up to 2 years now, recently started falling asleep uncontrolably during sessions

Up until last week, during a session, whenever a thought begun surfacing I was able to experience it rather vividly, easily noticing it and carrying on with my breath. 188 more words

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How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

As you start the mindfulness meditation practice, you have a sense of your body and a sense of where you are, and then you start to notice the breathing. 359 more words

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Wumenguan/Mumonkan • Koan 4

• Bodhidharma Had No Whiskers / 《胡子無鬚》

I have no idea about the deeper meaning of this fourth koan, but I am struck by the word-play that seems to dominate it. 1,658 more words

Feeling a lot of hate over the past few years...

To make a long story short:

I've been suffering with severe depression and anxiety for the past 15 years. A few years ago a found a great therapist, and with the use of CBT and mindfulness meditation has helped me go from severely depressed to only very depressed. 214 more words

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Tried meditating for the first time, went for 30 minutes and for about the last five, I saw a greenish yellowish light

Ok, so the title is a bit self explanatory but I saw a almost mustard color oval shape, except it was beautiful and not ugly. I became curious on what it was, so I relaxed deeply and kinda focused on it, and it expanded. 28 more words

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Guided meditation recommendations for childbirth?

Hi all, bit of a weird one. I'm seeking recommendations for a guided meditation I can use during early labor to help me relax and focus. 41 more words

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