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Old 29-12-2020, 09:36 PM
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Living in the moment

I think living in the moment can make you more spiritual. By living in the moment I mean not paying attention to the noises/sounds and other senses your brain generates and giving your attention to the sounds and noises you're actually sensing from the outside.
Since I've started doing this, my dreams are more as if I were actually experiencing them, but I still haven't lucid dreamed intentionally yet. I think this is what they called "all day awareness", but the explanations I read of it weren't clear enough to understand it.
The feeling of doing this reminds me of a study I read of when Buddhists vs normal people were eating an apple, for the Buddhists the feeling of biting into the apple for the first time lasted for the whole time they ate the apple, so it was as if they were always experiencing the apple for the first time.
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Old 19-08-2023, 03:58 PM
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I think living in the moment can make you more spiritual. By living in the moment I mean not paying attention to the noises/sounds and other senses your brain generates and giving your attention to the sounds and noises you're actually sensing from the outside.
Since I've started doing this, my dreams are more as if I were actually experiencing them, but I still haven't lucid dreamed intentionally yet. I think this is what they called "all day awareness", but the explanations I read of it weren't clear enough to understand it.
The feeling of doing this reminds me of a study I read of when Buddhists vs normal people were eating an apple, for the Buddhists the feeling of biting into the apple for the first time lasted for the whole time they ate the apple, so it was as if they were always experiencing the apple for the first time.

Hey there!

Wow, that's a really insightful observation! Living in the moment, or being present, is indeed a powerful practice that many spiritual traditions emphasize. By truly immersing ourselves in the present, we can experience life more deeply and authentically.

I totally get what you're saying about "all day awareness." It's about being fully present and attentive to our surroundings and experiences throughout the day. It's like turning up the volume on life and really tuning into the details. It can definitely make our dreams feel more vivid and real because we're training our minds to be more observant and conscious.

The study you mentioned about the Buddhists eating an apple is fascinating! It's a beautiful illustration of how mindfulness can transform even the simplest experiences. When we eat, walk, or even breathe with full awareness, every moment becomes a new discovery.

As for lucid dreaming, it's a journey. Being more present in your waking life is a great foundation, and with time and practice, you might find yourself becoming lucid in your dreams too. Keep at it, and remember to enjoy the process!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
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Old 19-08-2023, 09:19 PM
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The well known book 'The Power of Now' is supposed to help,someone gave me a copy years back ,kept trying to read it but couldn't get into it,gave it the charity shop a few weeks back.
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Old 19-08-2023, 10:02 PM
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I propose an alternative approach... instead to "live in the moment", in the "now", be the now, be the moment, quite a radical shift but very natural because consciousness is always now.

Literally there's no other time, just this now, when you are drawn into the past, you are doing it in the now, when you are peeking at the future, you are doing it in the now, there's only now. And "now" and consciousness are one and the same, "you are the now".
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Old 19-08-2023, 10:10 PM
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I never seem to learn!eg when trying to get to sleep, it's best to surrender to the moment watching the images of ones thoughts,I never do it though,I lie there thinking all sorts until I am passed tire,eventually it dawns on me how to get to sleep,just surrender!I need to put a sign up to save the rigmarole every night.
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Old 19-08-2023, 10:13 PM
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I never seem to learn!eg when trying to get to sleep, it's best to surrender to the moment watching the images of ones thoughts,I never do it though...

Go to sleep but put your alarm to ring about 3-4 hours later, wake up and let yourself fall asleep again but now have the intent to leave the body, this will get you an out of body experience ( just keep trying ), lucid dreams are pale in comparison with an out of body experience.

When I have a lucid dream I notice right away and decide to wake up for I know it's not the real deal.

Leaving the body from a meditative state it's difficult, I made it but it's very difficult and can be scary.
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Old 19-08-2023, 10:53 PM
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I have been aware of being out of body many times,even did an experiment that proved it to myself(explained on SF somewhere and updated)It's the getting to sleep as sleep is needed by the body,I don't bother too much about projecting these days(proper awake in the subtle physical projections are fairly mundane imo perhaps the connection of the astral to the gross physical that may be experiencing lucidity?the sense faculties of the actual astral I should think are limited unless maybe some special senses can be developed,the astral ear or eye will contain minute amounts of material)
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