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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Do you enjoy taking time out by yourself to meditate, daydream, or mentally review your life experiences?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Do you enjoy taking time out by yourself to meditate, daydream, or mentally review your life experiences?

Somedays............more than breathing;)

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I spend 90% of my time by myself when I'm not at work. So, I dont have to actively set aside time to spend away from others all that much.

As most of you probably know or have guessed by now, I spent most of that lone time daydreaming. I have not as yet tried practised meditation (although it is something I would like to do) and I try to relect on my life experiences at least once a year (usually ends up happening on NY Eve despite my best efforts )

I'm hoping that my upcoming trip will be a new way of allowing me to do all three out of my usual environment.

4. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Meditation is fab-if you really get into it-just light candles, have an oil burner or an incense stick(s) and focus on something-it really does help you to relax-i've got to get into that again!

Everyone needs to spend time to themselves, but it is so easy to get side tracked!

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Eighty percent of my "waking hours" day during the work week is spent alone, with the exception of our cats for company. I rarely turn on the stereo or TV so yes, there's much daydreaming, reflecting and reminiscing going on in my head. I have found it more meditative than the actual act of meditating - my focus is better without trying to force my mind to be still. I've come to enjoy the quietness. I hear the wind, the birds, the trees without distraction.

6. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Do you enjoy taking time out by yourself to meditate, daydream, or mentally review your life experiences?

I wish I had more time to do that but when I get a chance it feels soooo good. I would say most of my spiritual experiences occur when I am traveling. I feel alive, recharged, happy, humble, thankful, amazed, and that gives me a chance to reflect on my life and the things I've done and want to do in the future. Traveling gives me a sense of purpose in my life it seems...

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Funny you should get around to the issue of travel

8. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Funny you should get around to the issue of travel

Apparently so...

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I like spending time by myself - whether it's to meditate, or daydream, or to shop till I'm exhausted. I love spending time with friends, my boyfriend, my family - but I appreciate and crave that alone time. I guess I get a lot of thinking done without realizing it! Plus I usually get a nice sweater or a new pair of shoes out of it...