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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2014, 02:59:29 am »
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Re: Why is meditation?
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2014, 08:05:00 am »
I was just wondering if any of you relatively intelligent yet curious-minded people had any theories on why meditation is possible, how it works or how we came to have such a capacity?
Why does it have the benefits it does?
From an evolutionary or biological perspective.
I haven't the foggiest meself.

We have free will. It is that simple.
We are not controlling our minds so much as we are being our minds.

Every time you move your hand, you are really making your mind send signals to your mussels.
Meditating is really no different than anything else we do that exercises free will and choice.

The simply difference is that we are not used using our minds for meditating.

Think about it like when you learned to play Guitar Hero. Even though it is a very simple concept, the first time you play you're going to make a lot of mistakes and struggle. Its so easy, but we cannot do it at first because we have not learned it yet.

In that regard, meditations effects do improve with practice.

Well, either that, or you slowly enforce the delusion that is is having an effect:
 that would then give in a placebo effect. Which is an effect you would be controlling with your will power.
( A technical difference, but still practically the same shit)

What are you trying to achieve wit meditation?
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Who am I?
I am a nobody,
and the odds are
 that you are too.

If you say its a bad idea
 to listen to a nobody;
you likely are also saying nobody,
should listen to you.

Do not trust the authorities on a subject;
simply because they are the authority.

Listen to them only if what they say is truth.