Author Topic: Meditating Regularly vs. for Relaxation  (Read 744 times)

Antigone

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Meditating Regularly vs. for Relaxation
« on: November 21, 2016, 09:37:46 AM »
I'm currently meditating half an hour in the mornings. A couple of times I've meditated 5 minutes at night to assuage some anxiety and focus better. I'm wondering though whether that's okay to do more often. I know it's not ideal to meditate with a goal in mind/just for the benefit, so should I avoid meditating specifically when/because I'm stressed?

Laurent

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Re: Meditating Regularly vs. for Relaxation
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 01:27:18 PM »
I'm currently meditating half an hour in the mornings. A couple of times I've meditated 5 minutes at night to assuage some anxiety and focus better. I'm wondering though whether that's okay to do more often. I know it's not ideal to meditate with a goal in mind/just for the benefit, so should I avoid meditating specifically when/because I'm stressed?

Hello,

You can not meditate without having any goal in mind, otherwise you would not meditate  ;)
To release stress is an excellent motivation to practice because stress (agitation) is one of the hindrances. The motivation is liberation so it is good. You can meditate to assuage anxiety as much as you wish.

 

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