Author Topic: Has your baseline consciusness change since you started meditating?  (Read 174 times)

aadesh96

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Let´s share how this journey has change our baseline consciusness/personality. What is your meditation background? Are you more compasion now that before begining? Are you more aware of the tricks of the mind now? Can you concentrate more on your tasks? 

 

Here´s my contribution:

My meditation background is 2012-2019 I meditated once in a while (basic samatha). 2020 I take it seriousley and I meditated 1 to 5 h every single day  (main techniques: do nothing without moving, mahasi vipassana, Culadasa meditation and one point concentartion on a metronome).

To be frank, I think I haven´t experience any clear baseline shift. Maybe I am more aware now but it is something sutle. Morever, my anxiety and rage problems haven´t reduce much. Still much work to do. What is a clear change is that I am more sunk into nihilism, which is something positive to this journey, but I don´t know if it is due to meditation.

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Re: Has your baseline consciusness change since you started meditating?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2021, 01:17:54 PM »
I got into meditation in the 1990's as a way of experimenting scientifically with my own perception of things. Nothing to do with Buddhism, just curiosity to see what would happen. Much to my own amazement things happened and it eventually led to me to becoming a Buddhist. Change is mostly gradual, so you don't see it yourself. Those around you are most likely to see any changes long before you do.
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka

 

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