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Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
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RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
(October 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm)Rhythm Wrote: Personally, I shoot things when I need to deal with pretty much any anxiety.

That explains a few things... [ducks]
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(October 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm)Phaedra Wrote: I have noticed that the techniques used to handle a panic attack are very similar to meditation.

Mediation is like popping a couple of Xanax? I jest. I try not to use the stuff whenever possible.

In all seriousness, you're right - at least that's how it was explained by my therapist.


(October 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm)Jay1982 Wrote: But I am also curious to find out whether you all think that the practice of mindfulness when doing certain tasks and undertakings, even very simple things, can increase ones feeling of participation.

Absolutely. Mindfulness is a core practice in both cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy - shamelessly stolen from Buddhism.

When I have been able to consistently practice mindfulness, it has brought me a feeling of contentment and self-acceptance that is otherwise nearly impossible to achieve. I hope to be able to maintain that level of mindfulness over the long haul, unfortunately, I haven't been able to for more than about two months. It's still fairly new to me, and I'm sure given enough practice, I'll be able to.
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RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
I too practiced Buddhism for a while in my late teens. I am a big believer in consciousness of thought. It's hard to master, but it has big payoffs. I have always been a really focused person. I find my meaning in life through experiences, even the little ones that people often take for granted. Sometimes it nearly drives me mad.
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(October 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm)thesummerqueen Wrote:
(October 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm)Rhythm Wrote: Personally, I shoot things when I need to deal with pretty much any anxiety.

That explains a few things... [ducks]

I knew it! This is the breakthrough the xtians have been waiting for:

Shooting explains ducks.
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[looks at Epi incredulously, then bursts out laughing]
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Wink That was what I was hoping for.
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Hmm. Well. There you go then.

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Meditation, "mindfulness", focus and "Living in the moment" are tools I also use.

Don't agree with the woo factor some people want to put to it but yes these "Buddhist Practices" are very beneficial in ASSISTING a person through their day or an illness.
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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That's the second time someone on this thread has used the term "woo". I was just wondering if this is just an arbitrary word used to describe the proposed spiritualistic claims supposedly found in things like meditation, or if it's a shortened down version of a longer word denoting something similar? can anyone enlighten me?.. pardon the pun there lol
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS2aVLkRar0
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