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I can't seem to meditate for more than 15 minutes

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#1 haloofroses

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 03:59 PM

ADHD, and all that I guess.

#2 Spiffy

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:51 PM

if that's where you start, then that is your starting point. Practice will elongate that time. Focus on your third eye, it helps me when I begin to mentally wander.

#3 jam kids on their vespas

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:33 PM

15 minutes is actually pretty amazing.

#4 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:19 PM

15 minutes of focused meditation is better than a an hour's worth of distracted attempt.

Like most other things in life, quality trumps quantity.

#5 Eco

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:31 AM

Your mileage might vary but this is what works for me: imagine being a few hundred yards up a hill from the bottom of a valley, walking the stone steps down to a valley, walking across waist high grass to reach a temple in the middle of the valley, walking up a spiral staircase to the top of your temple, being able to view 360 degrees of the field and the mountains.....at this point someone needed to bring me out of the meditation since I could stay there for hours. Maybe it helped that when I learned to do it my teacher would let a giant lizard crawl over the students laps and anyone who reacted was basically beat.

Herb helps as well....

#6 haloofroses

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:52 AM

Herb helps as well....

herb is like a tack in my foot when it comes to meditation. i get totally distracted and antsy before i give up and go eat something; some closed-eye visuals do come about if i set down immediately after toke.
I'll try the visualization, though.

on good days, I'll keep focus on my breath-it works for a while.

I've also focused on my physical third-eye spot; has anyone else experienced a warm pressure-sensation on their forehead when doing so?

#7 TEO



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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:35 PM

Herb actually impedes the ability of single focus that is required for meditation.

#8 crazytigerrabbitman

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 02:09 AM

Look at the bright side: that's about 14 minutes and 57 seconds more than me.