Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evaning

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Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evaning

Postby purple planet » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:48 pm

I practice vipasana meditation - if i meditate today at evening will i be more mindful tomorrow evening in comparison with tomorrow morning



(i assume i would be more mindful all of the day in general just asking if i will be more mindful spesifcly at the time i meditate)
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Re: Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evan

Postby Goofaholix » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:01 pm

Everything changes, nothing is certain.
"Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment." - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evan

Postby purple planet » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:04 pm

True ... i mean a tendency to be more mindful at that time ?
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Re: Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evan

Postby Babadhari » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:52 pm

Goofaholix wrote:Everything changes, nothing is certain.


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Re: Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evan

Postby purple planet » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:59 pm

it is good posting - i get that mindfulness comes and goes - and i can meditate a lot one day and not have any mindfulness the next or at least not as much as expected

but now days i meditate late at night and it does seem that for instance today when i dont meditate i start being mindful mostly (almost only) at night time - and i mean time not just when getting ready to sleep but also before
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Re: Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evan

Postby Goofaholix » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:16 pm

purple planet wrote:but now days i meditate late at night and it does seem that for instance today when i dont meditate i start being mindful mostly (almost only) at night time - and i mean time not just when getting ready to sleep but also before


Make a point of doing some mindfulness exercises in the morning and throughout the day to help you establish mindfulness.

For example you can choose to make a point of noting when you stand up and sit down, next day you can choose to note when you open and close doors, next day something else and so on.

You can make a game of it, over time you'll have better mindfulness in other parts of the day.
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Re: Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evan

Postby chownah » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:18 am

purple planet wrote:I practice vipasana meditation - if i meditate today at evening will i be more mindful tomorrow evening in comparison with tomorrow morning



(i assume i would be more mindful all of the day in general just asking if i will be more mindful spesifcly at the time i meditate)

Why are you asking this question? Just do it and see. Direct experience.
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Re: Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evan

Postby SarathW » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:38 am

Meditation is also a habit. So body get used to meditation habits too I suppose.
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Re: Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evan

Postby Mkoll » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:29 am

In my experience, meditation helps make one more mindful throughout the day. But relying on the momentum of practice only goes so far.

Mindfulness is one of the few things we non-arahants can never do enough of, as long as one isn't neglecting taking care of oneself and others. In fact, if it was all one did, one would be assured of arahantship or non-returning within seven years (MN 10). But even a single moment of mindfulness, restraint, metta, or any other wonderful Dhamma teaching-in-action is another drop in the good bucket.

Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
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Re: Meditation at evning will make me more mindful next evan

Postby culaavuso » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:21 pm

Mkoll wrote:Mindfulness is one of the few things we non-arahants can never do enough of


SN 46.53
SN 46.53: Aggi Sutta (Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation) wrote:As for mindfulness, I tell you, that serves every purpose.

SN 46.53: Aggi Sutta (Maurice Walshe translation) wrote:But as for mindfulness, monks, I declare that it is always useful.
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