Author Topic: Am I in the right state of mind?  (Read 241 times)

Frederic93

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Am I in the right state of mind?
« on: March 21, 2017, 01:43:03 AM »
Hello everyone!

I am new to meditation and currently using headpsace for guided meditation.

Right now when i meditate in the morning, i get to a state where my body is very relaxed, but thought are in and out of my mind and i am still able to listen to guided meditation instructions. Is kinda like parallel state of awareness when doing hypnosis.

So i am not sure if i am juz sleepy or this is now is suppose to feel.

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Re: Am I in the right state of mind?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 10:56:19 PM »
Hi Frederic,

There is really no "right" way to feel, the important thing is that you are following the instructions for whatever method you are using.  Beware of just listening to the instructions but not actually following them... for example, if the instruction was to notice thinking as it arises and then bring the attention back to the breath, make sure you do that.  Return to the breath and stay with it as best you can.  Otherwise, you could get caught in that hypnotic state and not actually train the mind in concentration and awareness.  Calm is good, but also alert.

Much metta,
Paula

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