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10 Mar 2014 22:47 #140985 by steamboat28

Connor Lidell wrote: 1. Understand the caloric energy you put in your body. (It is the MAIN way that energy enters the body, yes?)

That's debatable.

3. Find yourself at a level of focus where you are only thinking of the task at hand. For athletes, it's doing the sport at your highest level. For musicians like myself, it is completely giving my soul to the piano or my voice.

If only there were a word for that...

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10 Mar 2014 22:50 #140986 by Zephyrus
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Although I'm not interested in debate, I am interested in finding myself closer to truth. How else does energy enter the body?

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11 Mar 2014 00:15 #140990 by Brenna
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steamboat28 wrote:
"3. Find yourself at a level of focus where you are only thinking of the task at hand. For athletes, it's doing the sport at your highest level. For musicians like myself, it is completely giving my soul to the piano or my voice."

If only there were a word for that...


Flow. Bliss. Connected.



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Part of the seduction of most religions is the idea that if you just say the right things and believe really hard, your salvation will be at hand.

With Jediism. No one is coming to save you. You have to get off your ass and do it yourself - Me
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11 Mar 2014 00:25 #140991 by Zephyrus
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The buddhists call it Satori.

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11 Mar 2014 00:39 #140994 by steamboat28
Judges?

*buzz*

We're sorry, the answer we were looking for was "meditation," or "what is that thing everybody here at the Temple talks about, but precious few people display an understanding of?"
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11 Mar 2014 00:44 #140996 by Brenna
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Oh thats right. Sorry. I forgot youre the only one who knows anything, and only the words you prefer are the ones we're allowed to use :P



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Part of the seduction of most religions is the idea that if you just say the right things and believe really hard, your salvation will be at hand.

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11 Mar 2014 00:45 #140997 by Zephyrus
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It is meditation as well. I see no difference.

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11 Mar 2014 00:54 #141000 by steamboat28

Brenna wrote: Oh thats right. Sorry. I forgot youre the only one who knows anything, and only the words you prefer are the ones we're allowed to use :P

Connor Lidell wrote: It is meditation as well. I see no difference.


My point wasn't that the word was wrong. My point was that there's a lot of discussion on the topic here and most of the people engaged in it (myself included) make the whole process far too complicated. On a website that discusses meditation as much as we do, you'd expect at least a better general understanding and not scads and tons of folks who "can't" meditate.

I'm just saying that if we're going to talk about it as much as we do, maybe we should look at the way we're presenting it and help one another grasp onto the concept more firmly.
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11 Mar 2014 00:58 #141002 by Zephyrus
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It's funny you mention that. My sermon coming out on Wednesday will, in fact, cover meditation. And, it is born of the same concerns you just mentioned. :)

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11 Mar 2014 01:42 #141005 by Darren
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I'm not liking the borderline-bickering among apprentices...can't we all just use our own words? :dry: There are, after all, as many views as there are people. Whatever word one chooses to call it doesn't change what the thing is itself. ;)

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