Meditation (Was: Diaries ...)

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sun Jun 11 2000 - 10:31:23 MDT

>From: Martin Ling <>

>Coupled with meditation (the two usually overlapping), it has brought me
>an incredible insight into not just myself, but others also. I'm
>surprised it didn't occur to me to mention here earlier, in fact.
>I'd love to discuss this with others, and would be happy to share some
>advice on what I've found the best way to go about doing this.

I need to meditate more, but I can't seem to do it unless conditions are
optimal (i.e., dark and quiet). The only time I seem to be able find those
optimal conditions are after I put the kids to sleep. By then I've already
eaten dinner and I also find it difficult to deeply meditate on a full
stomach. I know this is probably more of a time management problem than a
meditation problem, but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Also, what method of meditation do you find most beneficial? I find the
transcendental method easiest to do, but the Zen "quiet the monkey mind"
most effective. But it is almost impossible for me to initiate the
relaxation response using the Zen method unless it is completely quiet and
dark and I don't have a lump of food traveling through my digestive system.


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