This is part of my Meditation Journal (click) which includes dozens of posts.
A feeling of no mind came today.
I sat for 30 minutes last night before I slept. Before I meditated I was in a state of ‘no mind’ or no thoughts before sitting down for some time – an hour or so. I decided to sit and just have no thoughts. I didn’t record a video… nothing to talk about. I just sat and had no thoughts. I had awareness of things going on around me. At times some thoughts started to germinate, but when I realized a thought was forming I switched back to no thought mode.
I’ve had this ability for some time now since meditating back in 1998 – I can just switch thoughts off and focus on the present for a few seconds or a few minutes. I’ve not done it longer than 20 minutes, but i’ve not tried to go longer.
Update: 6/15/09 – I’m in a continued state of no-mind or… rather no thought for the last couple of months now.. 2 solid, and off and on for 6? 8? Not counting – would need to go back and look at the journal. I can do things – I can work on computer and talk to people, exercise, etc… but, when I stop the mind goes blank. Do you know how if you stop doing something your mind is still running and thinking thoughts? Mine isn’t. A strange state – is this what it will be forever?