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Splendid
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Splendid

You can check out the details here at http://www.meditationsguide.com

Brooke
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Brooke

it comes with practice, at first you are going to over think it. after some more practice it will come more easily. Just keep at it.

ManZ
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ManZ

You aren’t trying to focus on not thinking about anything. You are only paying attention. First you need something to concentrate on such as the breath or the rise and fall of your abdomen. Just watch its rise and fall and just pay attention, that’s it. If you get distracted by a thought, it’s ok no need to beat yourself up. Just mentally note it and go back to your object of focus. If your mind wanders, your mind wanders. Just catch yourself every time, if you wander off into your thoughts it’s ok it happens. When there’s a feeling… Read more »

Rev. Michael S. Margolin
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Use a short mantra and control your breathing. “Gonna have a great day” is a good one, say it at a comfortable speed and get a rhythm with your breath going with it at a comfortable speed then just drift off, go on auto pilot. Like driving a car and wondering if you passed any stop signs or reading a book but having to start over because you caught yourself day dreaming instead. Well that little annoying habit actually has a use, it’s perfect for meditation. In meditation the less you try the more you achieve. The mantra keeps you… Read more »

Thrashard
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Thrashard

You must have screwed something up – it always works for me.

Just Sam
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Just Sam

Focus on your breathing while you meditate. Don’t change it or anything, just pay attention to it. Only meditate for about 5 minutes at first. If you find your mind wandering away then just bring it gently back to the breath. Soon you will be able to spend the 5 minutes paying attention to your breath, and then you can increase the amount of time, and after that you can meditate on any one thing, or no thing. It is like exercise, you must build up your tolerance for it. Monks and masters practice for decades before they are able… Read more »

Abraca Dabra
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Abraca Dabra

Do what Buddha did.

TheKitten
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TheKitten

Instead of trying not to think of anything, try thinking of nothing. This is partly why Zen practitioners focus on the breath. It gives them a neutral point on which to keep the mind. Or you could the vipassana route and let your mind wander, but make efforts to remain aware of all you are thinking and feeling and just let the flow decide where it will go until you no longer identify with the flow. There are literally thousands of meditation techniques used by different Buddhist traditions. Don’t be afraid to experiment. And also, it’s supposed to be a… Read more »

World Funeral
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World Funeral

You can start off with a void meditation, that typically helps me. An explanation of ways to do it is here http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/Satanic_Void_Meditation.html

If you are open enough and have completely cleared your mind you may see flashes of color. I frequently see red, yellow and purple flash when I’m doing a void meditation even though my eyes are closed and I do it with no light on in the room.

So-Krat-ez
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So-Krat-ez

Meditation is being able to concentrate on one thing not nothing. You meditate when you day dream and when you sleep.

severettp
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severettp

It’s an elitist cult, dude!

irk.some1
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irk.some1

Everybodies mind wanders. The purpose is to bring it back after.

Mo got it right.

Peter K
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Peter K

Best way to focus, for me at least, is to focus on breathing. Think of nothing but your breath going in and out. The more you practice, the easier it becomes (although when you are tired or agitated, it is never easy).

mo in the middle
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mo in the middle

You’re trying too hard.

Don’t be so goal oriented. When your mind wanders, just observe it, label it “thinking”, and let it go. Return to center, and start again.

This works for me. Also, I focus on the space between the in breath and the out breath. It’s not common (most people I know focus on the out breath), but once again, it works for me.

x2000
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x2000

They say to start out counting your breaths. Count 1 for breathing in, and another when exhaling. Start over at 1 once you reach 10.

Yogi
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Yogi

Try praying to Jesus. He won’t make you work your way up to nirvana.