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Old 15-05-2017, 06:25 PM
yearningsoul yearningsoul is offline
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What is the goal or reward of meditation?

Like many others, I too have tried to meditate and right now not doing such a good job. However, I keep hearing and reading that it is difficult in the beginning but the reward in the end is completely worth the effort put in. So was just wondering for those who are able to meditate and focus, what was your goal or the reward you feel you got by persisting with meditation?

My personal reason for trying to meditate is to first feel some peace of mind and also to see if I can experience absolutely anything spiritual that would make me feel there is something bigger than standard human life.
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Old 15-05-2017, 10:01 PM
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The difficulty lies only in quieting the mind.
There are people around, who do not know that it is possible.

Because the mind will tell them to stop, or make them think it is not working and may make every effort to interrupt it (or not, depends on the personality), but every effort in quieting it, works.

It is not important how long (in a day) you meditate, but how often you can repeat it (in a week, in a month).

And you want to enter the relaxation state. The very relaxing one, but not falling asleep. (this is not mandatory but with the practice you can reach it easily)

The often you do it, (and feeling or faking happiness while doing it - just smile for example) will train and encourage you to do it often and longer.

Then after you are able to relax for 10~20 minutes, try to find if you can locate yourself. Try to find where the 'I' is.

'Rupert Spira' has some tips on the 'self enquiry' on youtube.

What are the rewards of meditation ?
You may discover the unreality of what you call reality.
Beside of healing effects of meditation like reduced stress, you may encounter increased knowledge, inspirations and ideas which are based on Problem solving.

Happy meditating.
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Old 15-05-2017, 10:25 PM
Glitterkiss Glitterkiss is offline
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I'll add that once I got in the rhythm of meditating daily, for however long, I was more likely to be in a near-meditative state for much of the day. This made it easier for me to process exterior energies which I find useful.

The feeling of being connected to more than I ever thought, because of all the chatter, was a relief in a sense. I found it well worth the effort and, I find my progress feels endless so that's teaching me a world of patience. It's liberating to feel that there's not rush or time limit to something that's having such a profound effect on me.

I hope that helps encourage you to keep trying. I found once I 'got' it, while some days were easier than others, I mostly could get in a state quickly. On the days when I don't, I let myself completely off the hook. I find that attitude helps me in everything as well.
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Old 15-05-2017, 11:56 PM
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Hello,
The goal of meditation is to not have a goal!

Kind Regards Billy.
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Old 16-05-2017, 10:11 AM
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for someone starting out, your goal is perfect. Keep those reasons in your mind to make you sit down and start.
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Old 16-05-2017, 09:38 PM
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My reason for starting meditation was that I realised that everything I wanted in life (love,peace, happiness) was already within me, and meditation was the key to finding it.

My goal for practising meditation was to attain an expansion of consciousness.

My reward for meditation was reaching a permanent expanded consciousness. When I say permanent, it has been present now for the past 30+ years. If I can do it then anyone can.

It hasn't always been easy, and I have gone through phases where I really did not want to meditate. But I have also gone through phases where I have done a lot of daily meditation. Something within me has always called me back to meditation. The rewards are worth it.

Peace.
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Old 17-05-2017, 12:45 AM
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My reason for starting meditation was that I realised that everything I wanted in life (love,peace, happiness) was already within me, and meditation was the key to finding it.

My goal for practising meditation was to attain an expansion of consciousness.

My reward for meditation was reaching a permanent expanded consciousness. When I say permanent, it has been present now for the past 30+ years. If I can do it then anyone can.

It hasn't always been easy, and I have gone through phases where I really did not want to meditate. But I have also gone through phases where I have done a lot of daily meditation. Something within me has always called me back to meditation. The rewards are worth it.

Peace.

Hello,
Obstacles,obstacles,obstacles,the world is full of obstacles,that's why everyone is not a billionaire?, its too hard,or a lawyer?,its too much study,or meditation? it takes too much of my time,its boring,I get so far then stop,too many obstacles,obstacles and more obstacles, too many obstacles! why so many obstacles?
Its to make sure you earn what you are looking for,life wasn't meant to be easy?lol,

Kind Regards Billy.
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Old 17-05-2017, 02:35 AM
Miss Hepburn Miss Hepburn is offline
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Originally Posted by yearningsoul
... what was your...
reward ...?
Not trying to be ' too short' with anyone...but, to be blunt...
to have God visit me right in my own inner field of vision.
Ahhhh, thanks for asking.
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Old 18-05-2017, 08:50 AM
Annemieke Annemieke is offline
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My meditation rewards are practical:
I understand my own motivations better,
therefore I understand other people better
so basically I am nicer to them, because deep down we're all the same!
I am generally a nicer, more patient person
I do get cross: but when it's not fair/wise to be cross, I walk away for a while.
I expect it has been good for my health as well.
Even after only a few weeks of meditation my husband said I seemed happier.
I'm not sure I am happier, but bad things don't affect me so much.
All these things have improved slowly of course, but were quite noticeable to me right from the start.
Is that good enough?
Love, Annemieke.
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Old 18-05-2017, 08:50 AM
Annemieke Annemieke is offline
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When I had cancer, of course I was scared and emotional. So when I was meditating at the time, I was very scared and emotional! But afterwards I was fine: I had got rid of it in the meditation.
Suppressing things, or trying to push them away, only makes matters worse. It is better to live through them (in the meditation), however unpleasant.

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