I have just recently began my search for "self." I have tried ziggy stardust's astral projection technique and have also been listening to The Monroe Institue's gateway experience, but I don't seem to get results with either of them.
I think I need to learn how to meditate before I try these more advanced techniques of self discovery, but no matter what/how much I read I can't seem to get a clear picture of what meditation is.
Is meditation just sitting there trying not to think? Concentrating on not thinking? When I try to meditate it basically feels like I am just sitting there with my eyes closed. Should I try to concentrate on my breaths or try to concentrate on nothing at all and what would be the difference?
I think I am confused between all the different meditation techniques I have read about, and I just want to know the archtype meditation technique if thats possible.
Any advice on improving my meditation technique is greatly appreciated.
Also, a lot of these advanced techniques require a lot of visualizations of things, will I become better at this with regular practice of meditation? Because I feel like I cannot visualize well and I would like to be able to experience things like astral projection or engery manipulation.
(the very fact that you can concentrate while not thinking, I think proves the existence of your higher self>> I had to write that because I just blew my mind).
Edited by JasonX1299, 21 January 2008 - 04:39 AM.