Conscious thoughtlessness to achieve lasting calmness of the mind and body.
After continuous meditation sessions, she was free of her debilitating anxiety.
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A process of focusing one’s attention in a certain manner which can create profound mind-altering states. Used in one form or another by nearly every culture in history, but today most associated with the religious traditions of South and East Asia.

Commonly done today for spiritual reasons, but not always. Practiced by hipsters, hindus, high schoolers, recovering drug addicts, asians, your friend that is into yoga, your friend from work, and your friend in their mystical vegetarian Buddhist college phase.

Meditation can involve several methods, including focus on vision, breathing, repetition, and sound. When practiced enough, it can result in altered brain functioning, mental disassociation, hallucinations, extreme pleasure, inner calm, mystical experiences, and improved concentration.

Meditation is trendy, but its serious practice and effects are still poorly understood.
My friend has been practicing meditation for a few months because of her Buddhism class; she said that she saw her past lives, but I think she just had too much weed yesterday.
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The art of clearing your mind of all coherent thought or action; except to focus on one thing; like the beauty of some random tree or something. It is to come in contact with your inner self.
So, Hirosuke, if that how you got those 1337 New-Type Skittles?
by Leiko October 6, 2004
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The process of summoning the fucking devil Satan himself.
Kate: I was practicing meditation to have deep awareness in myself.
Josh: More like to summon creepy ass demons.
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Meditation can mean either clearing your mind of all thought, or focusing on one thought, both done in an effort to achieve enlightenment. For example, in some masters of "zen" or "chan" buddhism will give thier students koans to meditate on, such as, "What is the sound of one hand clapping?". On the other hand, many other sects teach thinking of nothing. Either way can be effective for those who engage in the activity not for religious enlightment, but simply to relax and gain a greater understanding of life.
He medidated on the koan and understood that the lack of an answer was in itself an answer, and yet not the fullness of the answer.

I engage in meditation for a few minutes before I go to bed to help settle my mind.
by Steven Hopkins February 15, 2007
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A state of meditation that is brought about by the enviornment. It is often a sudden spontaneous transition from everyday thought to calm meditaton.

1. The soothing rythm of the train i was riding on brought me into a meditative state
2. I went to the beach today and felt so laid back and one with the scenery, it was totally meditative.
by fnky March 30, 2009
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It is not to clear your mind off all things but one. It is to clear your mind of all things. To focus on the lack of thoughts that come between thoughts, and to lengthen this period to several minutes, even hours. It is only then that you can truly listen to your inner self. If you are focusing on a tree or a flower, you cannot focus on your inner self.
Meditation is something that is very misunderstood by westerners.
by A. Freak April 17, 2006
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