Results for - Finding the gap - meditate

1,647 voters participated in this survey

1. Meditation is essentially a form of brain training. One of the more common practices trains one to be aware of thoughts without becoming entangled with the thoughts. This is said to allow one to more fully examine, comprehend and act appropriately to a wide variety of situations while you are not meditating and more fully explore and even understand difficult concepts. Other common meditative techniques train you to promote physical self-healing and relieve anxiety and depression, among many other benefits. Do you ever meditate?

Yes
19%
311 votes
No
61%
1,007 votes
Sometimes/did in the past
19%
316 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
13 votes

2. Why do you meditate?

I do NOT meditate
55%
900 votes
It is part of my traditional culture, spiritual path and/or religion
4%
68 votes
To help me with more centered, appropriate attitudes and behaviors in my everyday life
8%
124 votes
To promote physical healing
4%
70 votes
To relieve emotional or mental pressures (anxiety, depression, etc)
12%
193 votes
To help me with complex questions or concepts of some sort
3%
42 votes
It's my "me time". I don't need a reason.
13%
212 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
38 votes

3. The benefits of meditation are too numerous to list, but are so widely recognized that the practice transcends culture and faith. Meditation has been used by many groups for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from Buddhists to purely secular individuals. Meditation is recommended practice or said to be being practiced in both the Bible and the Tanakh. Were you aware of how widespread the practice of meditation was among different spiritual paths, religions and cultures?

Yes
43%
715 votes
No
25%
413 votes
Undecided
10%
169 votes
Not Applicable
21%
350 votes

4. While the goal of meditative techniques as practiced by most is not usually to 'empty the mind', there is sometimes observed by those who meditate to be a space between thought and mantra. This has been termed by Deepak Chopra as "the gap" and it is where pure consciousness is said to reside. If you meditate, have you ever found the gap?

Yes
10%
161 votes
No
23%
385 votes
Undecided
13%
209 votes
Not Applicable
54%
892 votes

5. If you have ever found the gap, have you since been able to find it again?

Yes
8%
134 votes
No
11%
177 votes
Undecided
12%
194 votes
Not Applicable
69%
1,142 votes

6. If you have never found the gap, will you try to find it during your future meditations?

Yes
11%
185 votes
No
9%
150 votes
I do not believe you can intentionally find the gap
10%
170 votes
Undecided
12%
203 votes
NA
57%
939 votes
11/03/2015 Living 1647 24 By: Asdisir

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