Practicing Meditating and other things

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 1:53 AM [General]

    I have been trying to practice meditating at least once a day for about 10 minutes. I'm not sure that I have achieved the true state of meditation yet though. I have tried with and without music. I think I prefer music. I start by eliminating all of my thoughts but I do so one by one, peaceful and methodical. The last thing I allow myself to think about is my breathing. And sometimes I am not able to eliminate that without picking up another thought. I will eliminate breathing and then find myself thinking of not thinking about anything.....but I know this is how it is. I have only been meditating for a week. In my longest attempts I have experienced the very shallow breathing and almost a cease in breathing, I think that is what is supposed to happen? I have also experienced seeing many, many swirls and lines moving towards me like I am running down a dark tunnel.

    I bought some tarot cards! :D fun stuff. Having trouble memorizing 78 general meanings of cards...plus their reversed meanings, but I am really enjoying them!

    Tomorrow going to make Quiche with bacon, mushrooms, spinach, and herbed goat cheese, go to the gym, and make a beautiful silent film actresses collage. Goodnight.

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    Hitchhikers

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 11:02 PM [General]

    Picked up another hitchhiker today. He was an old man with a cane barely able to hold up his arm for very long. When we drove up beside him he just stared at us with his mouth open. lol I don't know if it was my appearance or the fact that someone had stopped to help him. I noticed his Jesus cap and he told God to bless us as he got in our car. He lived about a 20 minute drive away from where we picked him up, his car had not started where he left it. He was a Korean war vet and had been a minister for 57 years. I really enjoyed talking to him about his life, he was an accomplished traveler and he asked about us. He did assume that we are Christians and was surprised when we said no. But then he continued to tell us that the Lord will truely bless us for this. Honestly, I did accept his "good wishes" as I like to call them, and I thought they were wonderful. He was so very nice and shook our hands when he left. I feel great just having met people like that, even if I disagree with them and don't really believe that I am blessed and have jesus in my heart as he said.

    What bothers me is how many times I have passed someone on the side of the road without thinking about turning around. What I want to ask is, how many times have you not picked up someone on the side of the road because of the thought,"Surely someone else will stop to help them soon." And you're almost certain of it.....almost. Why would car after car after car pass an old man with a cane? Why? Because they are all saying the same thing to themselves. "Surely someone will stop soon."

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    Surprised with my Belief-O-Matic results

    Monday, September 5, 2011, 8:17 PM [General]

    So I ended up taking the Belief-O-Matic quiz.....I am a quiz junkie, I will probably take all that this site offers within the week . My highest result was ofcourse Unitarain Universalist, which I will disregard....but the second was Theravada Buddhism! I clicked on it and read more about it. From what the page said I pretty much believe/don't believe in the same general things. Will have to do more research on it. I'm just surprised, I figured it would say, "You are an Agnostic/Atheist." The last one I think was Neo-Pagan, which I'm not too surprised with I guess.

    Anyways, I just want to say that I love to chat and learn about what other people believe in and make friends. So please feel free to message me.

     

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