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Do You Guys Use "Power of Now" as Your Meditation?

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Power of Now for 20min as meditation or 20min of sitting and breathing meditation?

Or both? 

I find listening to Tolle more productive with my 20min as opposed to closing my eyes and sitting.

What do you guys do?

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http://www.10percenthappier.c

http://www.10percenthappier.com

They have lightly guided meditations and a 2-5 minute video beforehand explaining common pitfalls and misconceptions with meditation.

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I've done tranditional sit

I've done tranditional sit and close your eyes, listening to tolle, 10 percent happier, squarespace, and a few months of the presence process (which was two 20 min sessions a day of breathing)

Maybe it was JUST me but I came to conclusion that all of that was a means to an end. It wasted my time. I heard once that traditional meditation (close your eyes and do nothing) is simply "mediation" it's great if your going through some shit. If you live a boss life just become present every moment of the day. I think tolle speaks about putting an end to all formal meditation.

Thats my 2 cents I don't think I'll do the sit and do nothing thing ever again.

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I do both, plus

I do both, plus visualisations.

i found the traditional meditation to be more effective than tolle. Until i calmed my mind down a bit with daily meditation, tolle did nothing for me despite spending so much time listening to it. although it is more accessible now. it's still really difficult, but those rare moments of presence are pretty astounding, everything is just clear and quiet and im not distracted or ruminating. but yeah, still can't really access presence. fml.

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Shikorah wrote: I do both,

Shikorah wrote:
I do both, plus visualisations.

Visualizations are the shit! I can get lost in them sometimes, especially when I visualize an interaction from start to finish or certain dynamics of an approach.

Curious Shik, what kind of stuff do you visualize? And do you keep it 5-10min or it just depends?

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Meow wrote: I've done

Meow wrote:
I've done tranditional sit and close your eyes, listening to tolle, 10 percent happier, squarespace, and a few months of the presence process (which was two 20 min sessions a day of breathing)

Maybe it was JUST me but I came to conclusion that all of that was a means to an end. It wasted my time. I heard once that traditional meditation (close your eyes and do nothing) is simply "mediation" it's great if your going through some shit. If you live a boss life just become present every moment of the day. I think tolle speaks about putting an end to all formal meditation.

Thats my 2 cents I don't think I'll do the sit and do nothing thing ever again.

Cool stuff. I've never been consistent with any of it lol. Gonna try it for a month and see if it makes a difference or not. 

Think I'm gonna combine traditional style meditation and breathing. I still need to work on expanding my stomach and breath capacity.

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woberdor

woberdor wrote:
http://www.10percenthappier.com

They have lightly guided meditations and a 2-5 minute video beforehand explaining common pitfalls and misconceptions with meditation.

Dope

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I'm sorry to hear that

I'm sorry to hear that Shikora, I didn't realize. 

Meow you should still be doing active meditation daily. You ain't there yet homeboy you've still got to clear out emotional impulses, being stuck on what other people think, etc. It's keeping you from being in your own power

Jihad did you mean The Power of Now or Practicing The Power of Now? 

There's a program Tolle has out called "Gateways to Now" that I've also been listening to. 

Make sure you bring presence into every area of high performance in your life. Made this point years ago but I see for some people they're not catching the point. Loud clubs? Bring Tolle into it. Put music on loud with Tolle in your headphones, maybe when you're in the car driving to the club- that's what we used to do. You'll notice you're then able to bring presence into the massively disorienting nightclub environment. 

Lifting weights, running/exercising.. listen to Tolle. Bring massive presence into those areas. You'll fight it at first, think it's going to be boring. But after about five minutes you realize it's not. It's incredibly immersive and powerful to be on a jog and in the now. You'll be able to examine your body for one thing, it's minute physiological impulses, the way your brain and mind respond to physical fatigue, you'll be able to micro-manage your body's rhythms, pain, you'll be able to embed certain emotional anchors to be present in those kinds of scenarios. E.g. training yourself to be happy while you're jogging/exercising. Clearly this leads to a healthier more beneficial lifestyle. And obviously it's also more attractive and fulfilling for the opposite sex. 

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"Practicing the Power of

"Practicing the Power of Now"

I remember you telling me to use Tolle w/ loud music. I actually did it once and it was pretty cool.

I used to be present in the night club by listening to whatever song was playing. Then I realized, the song was dictating my mood. I was being swayed by the beat drops and shit like that to where i was discombobulated.

I need to do this more often but Tolle before going out, coupled with doing mini interactions on the way to the club GURANTEES me a good night out.

Personally, I'm very present to my body when exercising and am always feeling every movement to its fullest. Tolle would screw me over there lol.

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Manwhore, are you suggesting

Manwhore, are you suggesting I do more "sit and do nothing meditation"?

I still tolle of course and strive to be present to the best of my abilities :)

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Actually the verbal drills

Actually the verbal drills are hands down the best form of presence I've discovered yet. 

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Daddyjihad1 wrote: Cool

Daddyjihad1 wrote:
Cool stuff. I've never been consistent with any of it lol. Gonna try it for a month and see if it makes a difference or not. 

Think I'm gonna combine traditional style meditation and breathing. I still need to work on expanding my stomach and breath capacity.

I did "stare at a wall for 20 minutes breathing" for a month straight every day. I would pay attention to the sensation of my breath heating and cooling the skin around my nose, consciously try relax my core, and sometimes listen to the sounds or lack therof around me. If you actually try to be present instead of daydreaming and bullshitting yourself that you're doing something you will definitely notice changes. For me personally, if I had downtime I would just automatically start meditating without any effort. But more importantly, the effect it had on my mind was impressive. It was like antivirus popups for my emotional state.

"Program: DEPRESSION/ANXIETY/FEAR is attempting to run in your mind. Allow?"

I still felt the physical symptoms associated with the emotional states, the tightness in my core, the constricting of my throat, etc, but it didn't hold me back. Where previously it would make me change what I was doing, now it was much easier to act in spite of it and not let it control me. And that, my friends, is worth a whole lot of shit!

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woberdor wrote: Daddyjihad1

woberdor wrote:
Daddyjihad1 wrote:
Cool stuff. I've never been consistent with any of it lol. Gonna try it for a month and see if it makes a difference or not. 

Think I'm gonna combine traditional style meditation and breathing. I still need to work on expanding my stomach and breath capacity.

I did "stare at a wall for 20 minutes breathing" for a month straight every day. I would pay attention to the sensation of my breath heating and cooling the skin around my nose, consciously try relax my core, and sometimes listen to the sounds or lack therof around me. If you actually try to be present instead of daydreaming and bullshitting yourself that you're doing something you will definitely notice changes. For me personally, if I had downtime I would just automatically start meditating without any effort. But more importantly, the effect it had on my mind was impressive. It was like antivirus popups for my emotional state.

"Program: DEPRESSION/ANXIETY/FEAR is attempting to run in your mind. Allow?"

I still felt the physical symptoms associated with the emotional states, the tightness in my core, the constricting of my throat, etc, but it didn't hold me back. Where previously it would make me change what I was doing, now it was much easier to act in spite of it and not let it control me. And that, my friends, is worth a whole lot of shit!

Dude, funny enough, I've been journaling my thoughts and feelings when situations arise and it's had the SAME EFFECT.. Crazy stuff.

Like exactly what you're describing, journaling made the emotions conscious to my psyche where I could act in spite of it.

Very cool worberdor!

Gonna give meditation serious attention!

 

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does anyone have experience

does anyone have experience with meditation retreats? I'm going to do one. shave my head and learn to levitate and astral project and everything.

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Marcus Aurelius - "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

Angelina Jolie -- "She asked if I wanted to play a Bond girl. I said, ‘No, I’m not comfortable with that… but I would like to play Bond’.”

Why is that when a man sleeps with a women, he's called a player. But, when a woman does it, she's called a lesbian?!

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Yeah they are amazing. I

Yeah they are amazing. I stuffle between things im greatful for, things that make me happy, picturing my family healthy and over joyed, but mostly i envision my successes, moments of greatness that havent happened yet, and who i want to be. Need to get on visualising future sets and going over past ones. Sometimes i feel it all vibrating in my body.

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Sun Tzu — 'Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win'

Marcus Aurelius - "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

Angelina Jolie -- "She asked if I wanted to play a Bond girl. I said, ‘No, I’m not comfortable with that… but I would like to play Bond’.”

Why is that when a man sleeps with a women, he's called a player. But, when a woman does it, she's called a lesbian?!

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https://soundcloud.com/thepow

https://soundcloud.com/thepowerofnow_part_1-2

Here is Practising the Power of Now. I believe the two sections cover the entire audiobook. Use a mp3 converter n' its ready to throw on your phone... or ipod if your an outdated weirdo

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https://soundcloud.com/thepow

https://soundcloud.com/thepowerofnow_part_1-2

Here is Practising the Power of Now. I believe the two sections cover the entire audiobook. Use a mp3 converter n' its ready to throw on your phone... or ipod if your an outdated weirdo