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Meditation question.

Discussion in 'Deeper Fellowship' started by W2L, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Akita Suggagaki

    Akita Suggagaki Well-Known Member

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    And what happens when we get there. I think of it as deep listening without our usual distracting inner chatter.
     
  2. tampasteve

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    Agreed :)
     
  3. David Kent

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    Meditating on the Word of God is Christian not Hinu. Emptying your mind as Hindu and other pagans which the New Age and certain so called Christians do is not.
     
  4. Akita Suggagaki

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    Read a little St.John of the Cross. In fact read the Catechism on contemplation.
     
  5. Akita Suggagaki

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    Are you familiar with Lectio Divina. It holds the whole process that includes the Word of God but also takes us deeper into it in Contemplation, resting in it with God in silence. It is not exactly emptiness but a silent fullness.
     
  6. David Kent

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    I don't need any of that, I have the bible.

    In other words it adds to the Word of God. None of that you will find in the scriptures.
     
  7. Akita Suggagaki

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    "O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom!"

    Job 13:5

    Of course, in context that is Job talking to his friend who thinks he knows something. But still, wise words for all of us.
     
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  8. Akita Suggagaki

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    When I read this I wonder what you think happens when we sleep. Do forces enter into us then also?
     
  9. David Kent

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    Of couse is is not in context, nothing to do with meditation. We are told to meditate on God's word, not to empty our mimds, that is not meditation.
     
  10. Akita Suggagaki

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    It is also not possible without becoming unconscious.
     
  11. Akita Suggagaki

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    Can you say more about how you do it? Exploring the different meanings of "peace"? Praying for "peace"? Dwelling on the though of "peace"?
     
  12. W2L

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    About meditating on peace. Sometimes it just comes to me when im happy, i'll meditate on Gods peace and love. Other times it comes to me when i need peace, i cl;ose my eyes and begin to feel peace and meditate on it. And other times it comes much later, after i endure a little suffering. Is it from God? I believe so.
     
  13. Akita Suggagaki

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    I believe so also. But what do you mean by "meditate"?
    How would you instruct someone?
     
  14. W2L

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    Mediating means to think about something, ponder it. Thats my definition anyway. Its not something i learned exactly, its just something i do. I dont think i could instruct anyone how to do this.
     
  15. Akita Suggagaki

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    From your OP it sounds like you might sit with the word and come to realize it is all around you? That God is all around you?
     
  16. W2L

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    I dont know. I know He is everywhere but i dont feel anymore connected to Him than others do.
     
  17. W2L

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    I was overcome by a bit of anxiety and distress, but then i meditated quite randomly on a cool breeze. I didnt try to think of a breeze, it just popped into my head. Anxiety and distress are like leaves in the wind blowing away. My mind is clear and i can rest in Gods peace. Is there anything wrong with this type of meditation?
     
  18. Akita Suggagaki

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    Wrong? It sounds excellent to me.

    The breeze is a nice image, quiet and peaceful.
     
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  20. W2L

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    Thank you both for the replies.
     
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