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    Too scared to meditate?

    Post  Violet on Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:22 am

    I've begun this topic with people who are new to meditation in mind, when people who are new to it read of some meditation experiences it must be quite frightening for them.
    Numerous people have told me they like the idea of meditating but are scared of doing it, the thing is meditation doesn't need to be about seeing spirits at all as it has health benefits, perhaps this is where people could begin.

    I know I was once scared/nervous of meditating, a really long time ago now, but I was, i'm sure many others were too, so I thought we could share about our earliest experiences of meditation and some simple and gentle techniques and meditation exercises, what do you think?



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    Re: Too scared to meditate?

    Post  Guest on Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:42 am

    I am in the 'Never tried but want to' camp.

    For me, there's no fear involved about what I may see. What I do worry about is not doing it properly or being able to do it at all.

    So yeah, some 'Beginners Tips' would be very useful.
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    Re: Too scared to meditate?

    Post  SpiritVoices on Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:19 pm

    I am not sure of meditation either. If I was to let myself relax too much,I would go to sleep.
    I've tried and tried but finally gave it up!
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    Re: Too scared to meditate?

    Post  Rainbow on Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:12 pm

    I don't think it matters if you fall asleep. I've tried it a few times and got somewhere with it but this flipping clock change has totally knocked it on the head now. I don't seem to get time anymore *grumbles*

    If you do fall asleep i think it shows that you're nice and relaxed. Just keep trying it



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    Re: Too scared to meditate?

    Post  Violet on Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:24 pm

    I'll make a start on this asap



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    Re: Too scared to meditate?

    Post  peaceandkarma on Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:18 am

    Meditating with Mala beads might be a good introduction to meditation if you have never meditated before, they are similar to Rosary beads and you just repeat a Mantra with every bead on the Mala. They are popular with Buddhist and Hindus.
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    Re: Too scared to meditate?

    Post  Violet on Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:19 am

    Thank you for that Peaceandkarma



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