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Poll From: 01/23/2013

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Do you ever meditate? Submitted By Bernie1629, ENG
Yes, often.
Yes, occasionally.
I've tried it, but haven't really continued despite interest.
No, I've tried it, but didn't see a value.
No, I've never tried.
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Thecompynut
on 01/28/13
I often do it every day, however I have trouble with lotus where my right foot gets squashed and faces upwards, straining my ankle.
dhfhs2
on 01/25/13
Does "sitting down and meditating into a couch potato like trance while surfing through TV channels" count?
Thecompynut
on 01/28/13
I don't think so, no.
MissConspiracy
on 01/23/13
MARIAXJ9 and 1 others liked this  
I took a class on Zen Buddhism in college and we spent a weekend on a Buddhist retreat. I learned the value of meditation and have done it regularly ever since.
mblessedmother
on 01/23/13
Don't use buddhist meditation. You should stay away from eastern pagan religions. I suggest Christian meditation such as praying the rosary.
MissConspiracy
on 01/28/13
dc5523 liked this  
I don't subscribe to Judeo-Christian beliefs. Buddhist teachings have done more for me than Christianity ever has and I would appreciate you respecting my practices.
Thecompynut
on 01/28/13
dc5523 liked this  
I often consider Christianity as a blind faith. They say that you "just have to believe", without giving any reason why. Buddhist teaching give real results that you can see and feel. I support you MissConspiracy.
Kittenese
on 01/27/13
I'm a Christian so I pray often... but I don't meditate.
jackiemtz714
on 01/25/13
Very relaxing!
jackhim
on 01/25/13
good ,I LIKE
EtheC
on 01/25/13
Thecompynut liked this  
I practiced some meditation in my class, but never on my own. Seems like a calming experience, but tough to sit down and focus on it..
jordi04
on 01/25/13
maybe someday I'll try but that doesnt go with my religion I think :s
Puchki
on 01/24/13
precedent and 1 others liked this  
I know meditation is good for one's physical as well as mental well-being.But whenever I have tried it, I haven't been able to concentrate. I found it very difficult to banish all thoughts from my mind.
AngelDoll01
on 01/24/13
.
iluvthesky
on 01/24/13
I pray often. But meditate...not really.
iamright5
on 01/24/13
Love to
jbryson4
on 01/24/13
It makes my whole day better!
Seaqueen
on 01/23/13
dbh777 and 5 others liked this  
Yes, but not eastern meditation.... on the Bible and prayer instead!
dbh777
on 01/24/13
Yuppers!
jeffreyjunk22
on 01/24/13
dbh777 liked this  
Exactly!
bethcara84
on 01/24/13
dbh777 liked this  
and me four! :)
SDK810
on 01/24/13
dbh777 liked this  
me three!
sarahv123
on 01/24/13
dbh777 liked this  
me too.
SnowyPeek12
on 01/24/13
It makes me sleepy
MissMuch
on 01/24/13
I love it<3
Ramsey676
on 01/24/13
i never wanna try it
ice343
on 01/24/13
ohmmmmm
ThertzB
on 01/24/13
sometimes
petercotontail
on 01/24/13
sometimes
lmoneyz
on 01/24/13
hn
lmoneyz
on 01/24/13
jb
mohrswag
on 01/24/13
its hard not to fall asleep
mohrswag
on 01/24/13
It's really relaxing but you have to set your mind free and be really focused and
siyue
on 01/23/13
gigglyfitzgirl liked this  
I like meditating on the Bible. It is enjoyable and relaxing and totally awesome when I get a deeper understanding of something. I don't like how the world defines meditation where they empty their minds and think of nothing. That is just asking for something to come and fill in the emptiness that you probably don't want. The key is to focus on one subject and think about it deeply without distractions and interruptions.
gigglyfitzgirl
on 01/23/13
May I ask you what your religion is? I agree with everything that you just said.
siyue
on 01/24/13
I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses. If you would like to know more about the truth in the Bible or what I believe you can go to www.jw.org

Synonyms of Meditation are:
contemplation - reflection - reflexion - thought

It is possible to meditate on the wrong things. (Acts 4:25; Proverbs 24:1, 2)
Jehovah God wants us to use our powers of reason and thinking ability. (Romans 12: 1, 2; Hebrews 5:14; Proverbs 3:21)
briannaswagg98
on 01/24/13
so true
christinaMag
on 01/24/13
briannaswagg98 liked this  
Sometime i do but end up falling a sleep lol
cammybrom
on 01/24/13
I really don't have the concerntration to meditate.. even though I do like the idea.
Kokorew
on 01/24/13
I'd have to meditate about what to meditate on...deeeep!
plum29
on 01/24/13
i dont think i can
wsb12179
on 01/24/13
never works xD
Mysticetes
on 01/24/13
Wish i could!
BenjiHugh
on 01/24/13
.
Morokot
on 01/24/13
lol, I think i can't do it......
Buck37
on 01/24/13
i just find it wierd, i meditate when im asleep.
WhiteSloth::2013-01-".."+
on 01/24/13
:/
maryevergreen
on 01/24/13
mcgallicher and 1 others liked this  
I used to meditate when I was younger, 19, 20, then I got pregnant but during my time raising my boy, I realized that everyday actions can be infused with meaning:
Walking to the store with my kid in silence.
We would go to the lake a few blocks up, and watch the ducks. He was very good, for a 3 year old, at just "being".
Even stacking the groceries at home, or when I turned some city soil where I lived to plan a few flowers (they didn't do too good, I didn't have fertilizer.)
One time, I woke up from a dream of a crow being shot down by my husband (quite a symbol) then me and my son sat on the front porch, and sat.
we sat.
and we sat.
didn't think of anything.
Our minds were totally open, and clear.
Then a crow swooped down and accepted the piece of sandwich that was laying there in front of us.
My meditative moments are unexpected, you can say.
I can't say, "I meditate"
Because that's not how i
Alancv
on 01/23/13
I like donuts
Djrob17
on 01/23/13
:)
kr3299
on 01/23/13
furbyinthecup liked this  
never thought it would help
WIZILLIS
on 01/23/13
Im hearing from more and more people that they do it... maybe its worth a try
DaJuice23
on 01/23/13
Alancv liked this  
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ddollfacee
on 01/23/13
Sometimes when I mediate, I end up falling asleep.
ONEANDONLYLIKEME
on 01/23/13
I like meditating but it's hard to do it when your living with 2 people that don't believe in it. I like listening to music and nature sounds. Need better headphones to be able to meditate properly.
Booklady1
on 01/23/13
jandasmama and 3 others liked this  
For me, in prayer I speak to God; in meditation I listen to God.
mblessedmother
on 01/23/13
Listening to God is contemplation. Thinking about something (like scripture passages) is meditation.
dbh777
on 01/23/13
AlexanderZpc and 2 others liked this  
I don't meditate in the fashion of the eastern religions. But I pray and "meditate" by pondering, studying, soaking in, and resting in the Word of God, the Bible. I don't think that's the kind of "meditation" they might be asking about in the poll, though.
mblessedmother
on 01/23/13
I put "yes, often" meaning the kind of meditation you mentioned above.
Brobrogirl
on 01/23/13
I meditate frequently but have Successfully meditated three times...It took me an entire year to do it....
I'm talking real meditation where your chakras align and your entire body vibrates/tingles...
It was the most spiritual events in my life, not to mention the relaxation that follows...
For any newbies I would recommend guided meditation... It helps maintain focus and helps quiet the chatter that are minds are filled with...
c10v3r
on 01/23/13
I just think it is slow thinking and a waste of time.
mblessedmother
on 01/23/13
That all depends on what type of meditation you mean. Christian meditation has true value to it.
Creating1selfZen
on 01/23/13
Looking to learn ways to meditate that fit into my life style... meditation can help you over come daily stress that life brings and in the mist of all the confusion and frustration it can bring you at peace. I just have to find the time!!
mblessedmother
on 01/23/13
Try praying the rosary. A huge part of it is meditating on the mysteries. If you know how to do it, then just google "How to pray the rosary" or "downloadable mp3 rosaries". For me at least, it's a lot easier to pray it when listening to a recording of people praying it.
daddieblack
on 01/23/13
i like meditating!
mblessedmother
on 01/23/13
what kind?

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