Stilling the Mind_ POLL


How long does it take you to Still the mind from any thoughts?

  • 1-2 mins or less

    Votes: 13 39.4%
  • 5-10mins

    Votes: 7 21.2%
  • 10-15mins

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • 15+

    Votes: 1 3.0%
  • Other (please state in a repy)

    Votes: 8 24.2%
  • Not interested in doing this

    Votes: 2 6.1%

  • Total voters
    33

Mayhem

III oculis videt
Premium
Joined
Sep 12, 2017
Messages
2,290
Interested in the numbers of Paranormalis forum members than may practice this,
and the responses.

Any other responses not available in Poll, feel free to explain in a reply.

Still:
  1. make or become still; quieten.
    synonyms: quieten, quiet, silence, hush.
 

Snake Plissken

I believe..
Premium
Joined
Jun 6, 2015
Messages
1,375
When I first started meditation a few years back I found it nearly impossible to 'still' (as you say)my thoughts but now I can get down to the required levels within moments.

I think the trick is not silencing the thoughts but allowing them to have no effect over you, just like water flowing over a stone statue. The thoughts still come but they little or no consequence on your state of mind.
 

Mayhem

III oculis videt
Premium
Joined
Sep 12, 2017
Messages
2,290
When the poll is complete i will make an overall conclusion as per votes. Then make my comment.

Lets see how it pans out.
 

Mayhem

III oculis videt
Premium
Joined
Sep 12, 2017
Messages
2,290
Thanks for those that have voted and made a comment.:)
 

TnWatchdog

Senior Member
Premium
Joined
May 24, 2012
Messages
7,099
My mind is constantly going until I fall asleep. If I am listening or watching something...I think of something else. I do light construction work so I am always thinking step by step what I am doing next. The only break I get from this is my once a week beer with classic rock...then I can relax. I'm not much on meditating as I'm restless and impatient...ha
 

Mayhem

III oculis videt
Premium
Joined
Sep 12, 2017
Messages
2,290
I must say, but not surprised at the lack of involvement.
I will not judge each to his own.
Interesting a young person i just asked under 21,
" i don't think i ever have thought nothing"
Walked away glued to the I phone, as if that had the answers!

And that reply is most probably why i started this poll.
 
Last edited:

MetaMatrix

The Man of Esoteric Knowledge
Joined
Aug 19, 2016
Messages
221
It depends upon the practice. More trained person will probably experience this before 3 minutes, unlike others. But of course, other factors applies, nutritional status, breathing principle expertise or pranayama. And most of all faith.
 

Top