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Thoughts on Meditation

Today I tried to maintain awareness of body (breathing for example) and tried to watch my thoughts. One worry that occurred to me was the idea that such a practice could zombify and make me placid yet dull.
It was a so-so feeling, stoic would be an adjective. I won't give up on it though!

Comments

  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem Recidivist Samsarist Veteran

    People have been practicing awareness of body, breathing and thoughts for ages -not to mention they propelled the Buddha's enlightenment- and I have yet to hear of anyone undergoing the results you mention.
    Why exactly do you harbour such misgivings and how long have you been practicing meditation, @PremaSagar?

  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited April 27

    One worry ...

    Outstanding :p
    If I had only one worry, thought, arising, yet another impediment ... why I would be almost unzombifried ... o:)

    Watch those thoughts, watch that body ... yep seems to be working ... <3

    ... need brains ... :3

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @PremaSagar said:
    One worry that occurred to me was the idea that such a practice could zombify and make me placid yet dull.

    There's your problem right there.

    lobsterHozanShoshin
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    ... and there is the solution. Bravo!

    HozanDhammaDragonShoshin
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