Atheists: Have you ever done any contemplation or meditation?

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by WAMA:

If you have, then please could you describe the inner experience you had? Did you or would you do it again? Did/do you feel it has any relevance or use to you? If you’ve done it at least a few times has it changed you in anyway? Thanks.

Answer by old school – spuds to you
yes.
no, it is personal.
i do it all the time.
to me, yes.
not really.

11 Comments

  1. Yes I’ve meditated, several times and will again in the future, yes it’s changed me. That’s all you’re getting.

  2. Yes I have meditated and I practised martial arts for nearly 30 years and that involves some mind control similar to meditation. And yes it changed me and taught me how a person can be convinced that they have seen something that could not exist or had a miracle happen to them when it was just a coincidence. Those are some of the tricks our amazing brains can play on us

  3. sorta
    im not that great at meditation
    but i do contempation and positive thinking and all that
    the inner experience, i think i know myself pretty well and thats partly down to that
    i think they have relevance and use to anyone who finds them helpful
    no none of them changed me, im still me
    your welcome 😉

  4. Yes. I still have “alone” time when I contemplate or meditate (erase all thoughts). It is quite peaceful and refreshing. It has a calming effect and puts everything in life into focus. I will do it again.

  5. Yes, quite a bit of it.
    I find it quite useful as a way of getting in touch with an inner, intuitive voice that has a lot of wisdom.
    A believer might give that voice a different name than I do.
    When I say I’m agnostic, that’s one of the issues I’m agnostic on: What exactly am I experiencing when I meditate? It is of course a completely subjective experience, not subject to any kind of scientific investigation in any way.

  6. Yes, daily it makes me relax and peaceful and i can cope better with problems throughout the day, if i skip it for a few days i start to feel agitated and depressed.

  7. sure… i do it all the time. when im getting too angry… or losing sight of where i need to go in my life to remain happy and content. and i find when i slow down. take the time to focus on who i am…and who i need to be…eventually the answer will come to me

  8. I’ve practiced Buddhist meditation and breathing exercises. The inner experience is mostly a clearing of the mind. I would, and probably will do it again, probably when stressed.

  9. Believers: Have you ever done any critical thinking?
    If you have, then please could you describe the inner experience you had? Did you or would you do it again? Did/do you feel it has any relevance or use to you? If you’ve done it at least a few times has it changed you in anyway? Thanks.

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