I've been really enjoying the Waking Up for a real boost in useful sanity. by brightlightbellend in Meditation

[–]brightlightbellend[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

While the world is going completely mad, just by sitting still & doing fuck all for 20 minutes, it just doesn't matter.

Quantum Pause Breathing — 10 minutes of this type of breathing and you won't even recognize you are in a body anymore by EndlessSunflowers in Meditation

[–]pretty_innocuous 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

With 6 second inhales I'd say hyperventilation rather than oxygen deprivation.

This seems very similar to the Wym Hof breathing technique

Quantum Pause Breathing — 10 minutes of this type of breathing and you won't even recognize you are in a body anymore by EndlessSunflowers in Meditation

[–]UnrulyAnteater 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

"Produce massive amounts of DMT in the lungs"... no you fuckwits, that's oxygen deprivation. Your lungs aren't getting you high.

The most you're going to feel from this is a bit of stress relief. Site uses 6 seconds, but the whole breathing/hold/exhale/hold thing is used for both meditation and as one of many "skills" taught in the mental health field.

Meditation For Truthers and JoeColflyer (funny) by Tom_Bombadil in Meditation

[–]mikipika 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is spot on! Cognitive dissonance. Thanks for putting this out there, I didn't know I needed it.

How to meditate [gif] by magnora7 in Meditation

[–]Vigte 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I know, I'm just teasing it! :D

How to meditate [gif] by magnora7 in Meditation

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Not enslave, but give a useful job to, and to properly train. :) Enslaving monkey mind just makes it more angry

How to meditate [gif] by magnora7 in Meditation

[–]Vigte 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Shut up monkey brain, can't you see I'm learning to enslave you.

How to meditate [gif] by magnora7 in Meditation

[–]Tiwaking 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"To obtain immortality from such activities," said the Patriarch, "is also like scooping the moon from the water." "There you go again, Master!" cried Wukong. "What do you mean by scooping the moon from the water?" The Patriarch said, "When the moon is high in the sky, its reflection is in the water. Although it is visible therein, you cannot scoop it out or catch hold of it, for it is but an illusion."

  • Journey to the West

24/7 Alan Watts channel for keeping your mind open and relaxed by FormosaOolong in Meditation

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is my favorite Alan Watts video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERbvKrH-GC4

24/7 Alan Watts channel for keeping your mind open and relaxed by FormosaOolong in Meditation

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've read that too, it was a very interesting book.

24/7 Alan Watts channel for keeping your mind open and relaxed by FormosaOolong in Meditation

[–]shivashivashiva 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

alan watts is almost right sometimes, i partially recommend watts!

24/7 Alan Watts channel for keeping your mind open and relaxed by FormosaOolong in Meditation

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've only read his 'The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are' and it was very accessible.

I really like his voice and mostly his black and white lectures before he got the beard. It is a good thing to keep in mind (and sobering) that he drank himself to death https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts#Death .

24/7 Alan Watts channel for keeping your mind open and relaxed by FormosaOolong in Meditation

[–]FormosaOolong[S] 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've loved Alan Watts' relaxed atmosphere of wit and wisdom for decades, so I was delighted to discover this channel. I really can't hear any of it too many times, it's always delightful and enlightening.

Many people I've suggested him to mention his books seeming inaccessible--whether they are or not, his talks are easy, smart, and direct in the best kind of way. Some of his cultural references are dated, to be sure, but the rest is timeless wisdom all the way, imo.

The "Jewel Born One": Ratnasambhava Buddha by catnip in Meditation

[–]musicals 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Insightful! Different perceptions of Buddha. :)

"If we didn't spend so much time reacting to things..." - Angel Williams by magnora7 in Meditation

[–]HeyImSancho 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's very true, concentrate on your own goals when the little thing come up, and try to redirect you.

"If we didn't spend so much time reacting to things..." - Angel Williams by magnora7 in Meditation

[–]EndlessSunflowers 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks! This is a good one : )

[Zen meme] You will die. by RavAshi in Meditation

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not really a Zen Buddhist exclusive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w5sHuLzrw4

The Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz by SamsaricSwartz in Meditation

[–]fugwb 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Excellent book and a fast read. I read the Four Agreements companion book as well but lost interest in it.

There is also a Fifth Agreement.

"Don Miguel Ruiz's son, Don Jose Ruiz, has subsequently released a sequel with his father, The Fifth Agreement, which adds a further agreement." 5. Be skeptical, but learn to listen.

The Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz by SamsaricSwartz in Meditation

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah this is a good book. I came across it after reading a few Carlos Castenada books. I don't know if they're real but I want to believe.

Guided meditation and mindfulness that works for me. by SamsaricSwartz in Meditation

[–]i_cansmellthat 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe selfish, but....if one is fulfilled by helping others, I think that person may be just a good person. Adding positivity to the collective conscious bank yields good returns for all.

Guided meditation and mindfulness that works for me. by SamsaricSwartz in Meditation

[–]SamsaricSwartz[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Helping you, helps me! It makes me feel good. Helping others feel good and loved makes me feel good and loved. It's selfish you see.

Guided meditation and mindfulness that works for me. by SamsaricSwartz in Meditation

[–]i_cansmellthat 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you for posting this!

Weird synchronicity, I've been half heartedly searching "beginning meditation" in the last 2 weeks or so. Nothing I find seems to sit well with me, but my search stems from a foggy, disconnected mind and frustration. This, I don't know, it just fits what I was looking for. Much appreciated!