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
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Mayhem

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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

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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.
 
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When the poll is complete i will make an overall conclusion as per votes. Then make my comment.

Lets see how it pans out.
 
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Thanks for those that have voted and made a comment.:)
 

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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
 
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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.
 
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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.