What is meditation?

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  • 3 months ago

    It depends on who you ask. The word meditation is used to describe many very different things:

    1. Deep, focused thought or reflection about about important matters. Usually alone and in a relaxed setting.

    2. Deep relaxation. For example, closing your eyes and listen to soothing music and visualizing yourself being in a beautiful, relaxing place. Some use music with binaural beats for even more profound relaxation.

    3. Relaxation exercises, for example, some types of yoga or breathing techniques. Or the use of bio-feedback devices.

    4. Mind exercise for focusing the mind on the desired state/feeling/energy-frequency training it not to be distracted or brought out of balance by external or internal disturbing thoughts or events.

    5. Mindfulness or "open-monitoring meditation." Simply being fully present in "now" (the current moment), and observing your thoughts and feelings as an independent observer.

    6.Transcendental Meditation and similar practices. Emptying your mind, sometimes using mantras (often with roots in ancient Eastern religions) or hypnosis like techniques. Some religious people use this type of meditation to connect with the spirit world or to allow spirit energies to enter their empty/open mind. Even non-religious people also use transcendental meditation for spiritual development and spiritual experiences.

    While the Bible encourages prayer, deep thought and reflection and recognizes the great benefit of deep relaxation, it warns about the dangers of completely emptying or opening one's mind and trying to communicate with the spirit world. (Se Matthew chapter 12 verse 43-45)

    Source(s): THE BIBLE’S VIEWPOINT - Meditation https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/g201405/me... What Is the Bible’s View? Transcendental Meditation​—for Christians? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/101976810
  • 3 months ago

    It's like relaxation .. 

  • 3 months ago

    If only there were some kind of online database or something where you could look things up...oh well, someday maybe.

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