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    A different way to meditate?

    My best thoughts come when I'm driving, especially if I'm driving without a destination. I don't mean to, but it just happens.

    If i lay down and try to meditate, I fall asleep.
    If i sit up and try it, I become distracted and feel like I NEED to lay down.

    Sometimes I wish I had a little portable voice recorder so I could verbalize my thoughts right then and there since I can't write them down when I drive.

    What are some other forms of meditation that would work for me if driving is the best thing to put me into that thoughtful state of mind? Something active..maybe walking?

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    most of my meditations come out of running. when i try to sit and meditate, i get the same feeling- either i have to move or i have to lie down. sitting irritates me :P
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    I find meditating while doing involved, but monotonous tasks to be extremely stimulating. Stuff like driving, washing dishes, mowing the lawn, splitting wood, etc. Oddly enough, I find it easier to meditate while splitting wood. It probably has something to do with the rhythm I develop and the breathing involved. Meditating while running is great for me too. Especially if I'm listening to drum beats or something with a strong rhythm.

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    I, too, get visions while driving. It can be very peaceful for me.

    I find that yoga can help. Running. Coloring/drawing. Dancing. Cooking. All of these are rhythmic to me, and can help me to relax or gain visions. I find that playing video games can also be relaxing/meditative. Katamari Damacy especially.

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    I find that when I am doing beadwork, leatherwork, sewing....actually anything that requires my hands but not necessarily my mind allows me to meditate quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devo View Post
    I find that playing video games can also be relaxing/meditative. Katamari Damacy especially.

    -Devo
    NOOOOOOOO I stopped playing that game a couple years ago and I still see the giant balls of random stuff in my dreams. it's horrible, i tell you. horrible!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamedes View Post
    NOOOOOOOO I stopped playing that game a couple years ago and I still see the giant balls of random stuff in my dreams. it's horrible, i tell you. horrible!!
    XDD But it's so relaxing! :D

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    I'm the same way -- I come up with great ideas while driving, showering, walking, exercising, and so forth. And I think that you don't have to be sitting quietly to be meditating. For example, many folks I know use hula hooping as meditation (check out http://www.hooppath.com). Just make sure you use an adult-sized hoop!

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    I have always meditated by using music and moving around with the music. It more puts me into a trance than anything, but it works for me.

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    During busy work is always the best time for me as well. Like pp said, happens to me while cleaning, doing dishes, driving, in shower, etc
    All of a sudden, its like my body just takes over the simple task at hand & my mind is free to roam.

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