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alex wild

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is meditation just daydreaming?
« on: June 22, 2011, 07:06:49 PM »
I've been having alot of what can only be discribed as ultra sensory visualizations during the day, when i'm fully awake but happen more frequently and with more intensity when i've been sitting awhile and especially so if I take a walk in the woods (a safe happy place for me) or smoke a little marijuana am alone or EAT A DONUT (sugar?) - usually lasting from 3-10 seconds and usually come in waves of buildup and then finally climax and lessening from there...I usually see this specific girl who I don't know that I find very attractive doing everyday chores and hangs out with me, smokes etc. I would say i'm not a lonely person.

Am wondering what the differences are between meditation and daydreaming, I would call them almost interchangeable, with my experiences, they seem similiar...So am I daydreaming, meditating, fantasizing

this past visualization I had tonight, I saw her in a kitchen, eating standing up and literally heard her and saw her stomping on the floor, but more of a knocking sound. I' ve been having visualizations of her for about 5 months sometimes daily but they have been sooo clear and vivid. Am wondering if it might be a ghost, spirit guide or strictly fantasy. I never see her in a sexual way eventhough I saw her on a vid that was adult oriented. It feels and seems like these visualizations are coming from the same path that I use to psychicly see ghosts that once lived on land in town, I proved one visualization (He told me his name and I looked it up in town records and he lived where I saw him and wearing period authentic clothing (civil war attire)
this girl feels just as I imagined her momnths ago, but now she's moving and doing things, which is a new thing. The only other time I saw her was 2 months 3 months ago when I saw her in a very black room sitting on a bed, she motioned for me to come to her and she then handed me a pencil and paper, like she wanted to talk. And now with her stomping on the kitchen floor I feel like she's gotten my attention but i'm trying all I can to help my visualizations throughout the day. I burn alot of calories at work, physical labor and eating a donut really helps these visualizations so i've been having a donut a day, just at dusk is the perfect time, I can see her better and dusk and into the night than during the day.

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Re: is meditation just daydreaming?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 08:17:30 AM »
I do not think that meditating is just like day dreaming. It differs. In meditation, you are trying to achieve perfect harmony of the mind, body and soul. This is to release negative energy and welcome positive energy. While day dreaming is thinking of earthly things.

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Re: is meditation just daydreaming?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 06:22:22 AM »
We have the ability to varying degrees to tap into the non-physical at all times, whether it's meditating, dreaming, daydreaming or even going about our daily business.  Even a nice walk can induce a meditative state which makes us more receptive.   It sounds like she is wanting to communicate something with you.  Handing you a paper and pencil sounds like a sign that she wants you to receive messages from her.  You can go into a meditative state, imagine her and mentally ask for her to communicate with you.  Let your mind go blank and if phrases, pictures, or sentences come to mind, just write them down without judging them. If you mentally surround yourself with light then you will protect yourself from any negative entities while in a receptive state.

It could be a representation of a spirit guide that wishes to help you, or simply an entity that knows you from a past life and wishes to help you or bring closure to something.

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Re: is meditation just daydreaming?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 11:43:04 AM »
I don't think that so that meditation just daydreaming. Daydreaming is more on fancy thinking but meditation is like you are digging your inner being. Listening to your heartbeat alone and finding a peace within. You can meditate while looking at the trees swinging or birds flying. It is a point where you stop thinking about something else and only meditate about something you feel, you see, or you encountered.

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Re: is meditation just daydreaming?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 09:11:00 PM »
In meditation you learn how to control you mind.  You have to keep it from wondering and clear it completely.  In a dream you give your mind full control and let it take the path.  Therefore meditation and dreaming (of any sort) are completely different.  Though they both it seems are a type of trance like state there are two different functions going on. 

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Re: is meditation just daydreaming?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 06:08:42 AM »
I think that daydreaming is completely different thing from meditation. Meditation connects the soul with spirituality path. It is a way to connect with god and making your mind relax and peaceful.

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Re: is meditation just daydreaming?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 05:40:28 PM »
I think the main difference between meditation and daydreaming is that one is performed mindfully; the other, mindlessly.

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Re: is meditation just daydreaming?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 11:25:42 PM »
I think the main difference between meditation and daydreaming is that one is performed mindfully; the other, mindlessly.
Excellent definition Phil - clear and concise. You have to work on meditation if you're going to benefit from it, so your time is spent fruitfully. Daydreaming is something people do when they're bored, and it's rarely beneficial to the mind or the body.

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Re: is meditation just daydreaming?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2012, 08:25:57 AM »
I think the main difference between meditation and daydreaming is that one is performed mindfully; the other, mindlessly.

I absolutely love the simplicity and truth in this response. Couldn't have put it better if I tried!

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Re: is meditation just daydreaming?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2012, 05:08:04 PM »
I think the main difference between meditation and daydreaming is that one is performed mindfully; the other, mindlessly.

This is beautiful explanation. Meditation is definitely mindful. I don't agree that daydreaming is not beneficial. Daydreaming can help release a stressful condition. It can also open up an individual to possibilities and that can be enough to turn around a bad situation.

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Re: is meditation just daydreaming?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2012, 06:40:47 PM »
I love the way you described your "daydream!"  It sounds to me like this girl you have been seeing is your inner being.  She has come to you to help you with whatever it is that you have asked for.  She is just wants you to know that she is there whenever you need her.  It also sounds like she would prefer to talk with you as you write.

My inner being is a man.  Whenever I see him I have this profound love take over my body.  He prefers that I talk with him directly.  I talk with him and hear what he says and I know he only speaks the truth to me.  I know his name and where to find him at any time that I need to talk or he needs to talk with me.

So, to answer your question, I think that meditation is not daydreaming. I think daydreaming is something that people do to get away from what ever is stressing them out at the time, such as a boring lecture.  Meditation I believe is something that people do deliberately to de-stress.


 

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