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Old 08-11-2019, 04:41 AM
gkraistin gkraistin is offline
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Meditation and Motivation

I had an experience during meditation in which I went within myself and became the universe. I was still conscious of what was around me (noises and such) but I was also no longer "ME". I felt as if I was the endless universe but I contained within my body. I have had many other experiences such as the sensation of floating above my body, etc. Yet when I meditate daily I feel dull, and have no lust for life. I lack motivation because everything seems so pointless, but when I stop meditating I rebound to a dark and obsessive place filled with anxiety and unhappiness. Is there a happy medium and how do I get there?
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:20 AM
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I had an experience during meditation in which I went within myself and became the universe. I was still conscious of what was around me (noises and such) but I was also no longer "ME". I felt as if I was the endless universe but I contained within my body. I have had many other experiences such as the sensation of floating above my body, etc. Yet when I meditate daily I feel dull, and have no lust for life. I lack motivation because everything seems so pointless, but when I stop meditating I rebound to a dark and obsessive place filled with anxiety and unhappiness. Is there a happy medium and how do I get there?
Thank you for any response.

Might want to check out my Dark Night of the Soul thread and see if it applies.
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Old 01-02-2020, 10:58 AM
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I feel that meditation can potentially make us feel removed from our daily life depending on how and when we mediate and what we are doing about our daily, earthly life. Meditation can't usually solve our earthly problems although it can bring insight which we can then use in our daily life. If we have anxiety and we mediate on our 3rd eye or crown chakras this may temporarily draw energy away from our anxiety (usually felt in our stomach area) but this is not a solution.

It may be more useful to meditate on your hara and actually connect more with your anxiety with the aim it telling you more about what is going on there. We can use Meditation to simply be more of what we intrinsically are, rather than use it to "go somewhere else", somewhere more "spiritual". You can even imagine that there is a small child curled up in your hara, an anxious child, and you can give it attention and ask it what it needs or just be with it. I would also try to find out more about your anxiety and unhappiness outside of meditation. The most basic things we all need are food, water, shelter, love and connection, and creativity. Try to find out what is getting in the way of you attaining these things. Usually it's an experience from childhood that has caused us to believe that we don't deserve it.
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Old 18-02-2020, 03:12 PM
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I hope you're doing well; I know from personal experience, the dark and anxiety filled feelings were linked to my attempts to control everything around me. When I realized (key word) I could only control my thoughts and reactions, and could release the other stuff to the reality of 'it is' I was a much happier human.
I hope the same for you. Namaste..
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