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Question for June 25, 2017: Moving Meditation
Medivate — 4 days ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever meditated while moving — walking, running, riding in a vehicle? How did you find that experience?

1 response to this post

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Question for September 15, 2013: Goals
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a goal for your meditation practice? What is it?

8 responses to this post

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Question for January 20, 2013: Advice for Beginners
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What one piece of advice would you give to someone just starting out in meditation?

9 responses to this post

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Question for August 18, 2013: Hands
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, what do you do with your hands?

5 responses to this post

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Question for October 6, 2013: Alternative Reality
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you think your life would be different if you'd never been exposed to meditation? How?

5 responses to this post

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Question for September 7, 2014: Surprises of Retreat
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever completed a meditation retreat? If so, what part of that experience most surprised you?

4 responses to this post

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Question for March 2, 2014: Turbulence
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever feel that you mind gets too busy while meditating? How do you deal with that?

4 responses to this post

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Question for March 15, 2015: First Time
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you remember the very first time you tried meditation? What was it like?

4 responses to this post

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Question for February 17, 2013: Not Meditating
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's a reason you give for not meditating? Do you have a compelling response?

4 responses to this post

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Question for June 18, 2017: Meditation Groups
Medivate — 2 weeks ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever been a part of a group or community with a focus on meditation? Which? How was that experience?

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Question for October 13, 2013: Meditation Advice
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
When you're looking to learn or hear advice about meditation, what sources do you turn to?

6 responses to this post

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Question for May 12, 2013: Non-sitting Meditation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you tried postures other than sitting in meditation? Why? How did they compare?

4 responses to this post

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Question for November 17, 2013: Stop Meditating
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is there any single event or change that would make you stop meditating? Why?

4 responses to this post

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Question for April 6, 2014: Be Here Now
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
"Be here now" — the best meditation instructions? The worst? In between? Why?

4 responses to this post

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Question for June 4, 2017: Best Beginner Book
Medivate — 4 weeks ago — in Question of the Week
What is the best meditation book for someone just getting into meditation? Why?

1 response to this post

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Question for January 19, 2014: Best Beginner Book
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What is the best meditation book for someone just getting into meditation? Why?

4 responses to this post

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Question for June 22, 2014: Stuckness in Meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you feel — or have you in the past — felt stuck on a particular obstacle to meditation?

6 responses to this post

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Question for May 28, 2017: Types of Meditation
Medivate — 1 month ago — in Question of the Week
Are there any meditations you've done that you found interesting or novel? How? Why? What were they?

1 response to this post

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Question for March 3, 2013: Benefits of Mediation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What beneficial results have you seen from frequent meditation in your life?

4 responses to this post

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Question for May 26, 2013: Where to Sit
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a specific space in your home set aside for meditation? Are there any key objects or traits of such an area?

5 responses to this post

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Question for November 24, 2013: Mindfulness Eats the World
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Mindfulness is a bit of a cultural buzzword these days. What do you think of mindful eating, mindful business, etc?

4 responses to this post

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Question for March 9, 2014: Earlier Knowledge
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is there anything about meditation you feel you now know or understand that you'd have benefitted from learning sooner? What is it?

5 responses to this post

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Question for June 11, 2017: Your Questions
Medivate — 3 weeks ago — in Question of the Week
What questions do you have about meditation? Anything you'd like advice or opinions on?

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Question for November 16, 2014: Sitting in Mediation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
When you sit in meditation, what do you sit on?

4 responses to this post

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Question for December 28, 2014: Learning from Meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What has meditating taught you?

1 response to this post

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Question for July 27, 2014: Supporting Practice
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What factors — people, ideas, etc — support your meditation practice?

1 response to this post

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Question for August 14, 2016: Meditation Pitch
Medivate — 10 months ago — in Question of the Week
You have 20 seconds to convince a skeptic of the value of a mediation practice. What do you tell them?

1 response to this post

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Question for September 8, 2013: Changing the Past
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
If you could go back in time (say: one, five, or ten years), what, if anything, would you change your meditation practice?

1 response to this post

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Question for March 30, 2014: Where
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Where do you meditate? Why?

1 response to this post

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Question for April 13, 2014: Progress
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What signs have you seen of "progress" in your meditation practice? Do you think it's good to look for them?

1 response to this post

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Question for April 27, 2014: Perception of Time
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, how does time pass? Too fast, too slow, just like when you're not meditating?

1 response to this post

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Question for May 18, 2014: Uniqueness of meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
For you, how is meditation different from other helpful practices (running, yoga, creative pursuits, etc.)?

1 response to this post

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Question for June 15, 2014: Cues to Meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Are there any times, activities, or other objects that remind or cue you to meditate? An alarm? A routine? A feeling?

1 response to this post

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Question for June 8, 2014: Priority of Meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What things you do regularly are more important to you than meditating? Which are less? Why?

1 response to this post

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Question for April 7, 2013: Consistent Practice
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What makes it difficult for you to meditate regularly?

1 response to this post

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Question for November 3, 2013: Meditation and World
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Can meditation change the world? Should it? How?

1 response to this post

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Question for December 29, 2013: Meditative Attention
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, where does your attention rest? How does that feel?

1 response to this post

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Question for June 1, 2014: Habit
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is meditation a "habit" for you? Should it be? Why or why not?

1 response to this post

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Question for September 29, 2013: First Time
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you remember the very first time you tried meditation? What was it like?

1 response to this post

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Question for February 16, 2014: Psychology During Meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
If you had to explain your psychological state while meditating in a sentence or less, what would it be? What does that short description leave out?

1 response to this post

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Question for April 19, 2015: Meditation and World
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Can meditation change the world? Should it? How?

1 response to this post

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Question for March 8, 2015: Fear
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever experienced fear while meditating? What was it like? Any effective techniques to share?

1 response to this post

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Question for March 1, 2015: Goals
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a goal for your meditation practice? What is it?

1 response to this post

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Question for October 23, 2016: Inspiration to Meditate
Medivate — 8 months ago — in Question of the Week
What inspires you to meditate?

1 response to this post

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Question for March 29, 2015: Meditation Advice
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
When you're looking to learn or hear advice about meditation, what sources do you turn to?

1 response to this post

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Question for February 14, 2016: Religion
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Is there a religious component to your meditation practice? If so, how do the two intersect?

1 response to this post

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Question for August 11, 2013: Sharing Meditation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever tried to "convert" a non-meditator? Why or why not?

1 response to this post

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Question for May 25, 2014: Busyness
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever feel "too busy" to meditate? How do you deal with that?

1 response to this post

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Question for January 25, 2015: Consistent Practice
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What makes it difficult for you to meditate regularly?

1 response to this post

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Question for July 7, 2013: Religion
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is there a religious component to your meditation practice? If so, how do the two intersect?

1 response to this post

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Question for October 27, 2013: One Change
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Of all the changes you've noticed in your life from meditating, which do you think is most important?

1 response to this post

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Question for December 22, 2013: Meditation Location
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What do you consider the most interesting place that you've ever meditated? Why?

1 response to this post

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Question for December 21, 2014: Group Sitting
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever meditate with others? How, if at all, is the experience different for you?

1 response to this post

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Question for December 15, 2013: Head Position
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
When you're meditating, how do you hold your head? Any specific advice about that?

3 responses to this post

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Question for May 21, 2017: Meditation Supplies
Medivate — 1 month ago — in Question of the Week
Are there supplies you consider "essential" to meditating? What are they?

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Question for January 26, 2014: Your Questions
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What questions do you have about meditation? Anything you'd like advice or opinions on?

1 response to this post

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Question for January 29, 2017: Meditation Posture
Medivate — 5 months ago — in Question of the Week
What do you think are the keys to good meditation posture? Any tips about it you wish you'd heard sooner?

1 response to this post

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Question for March 22, 2015: Alternative Reality
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you think your life would be different if you'd never been exposed to meditation? How?

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Question for April 5, 2015: Meditation Postures
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
How many different meditation postures do you use? What are they? Why?

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Question for April 12, 2015: One Change
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Of all the changes you've noticed in your life from meditating, which do you think is most important?

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Question for April 26, 2015: Pleasant Meditation
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you had pleasant meditation experiences? What made them that way?

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Question for May 3, 2015: Stop Meditating
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is there any single event or change that would make you stop meditating? Why?

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Question for May 10, 2015: Mindfulness Eats the World
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Mindfulness is a bit of a cultural buzzword these days. What do you think of mindful eating, mindful business, etc?

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Question for May 17, 2015: Meditative Awareness
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is there a specific quality to your awareness when meditating? How would you characterize it? Energetic? Neutral? Something else?

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Question for May 24, 2015: Easier to Meditate
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Can you think of a single change that would make it much easier for you to meditate as much as you'd like? What is it?

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Question for May 31, 2015: Head Position
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
When you're meditating, how do you hold your head? Any specific advice about that?

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Question for June 7, 2015: Meditation Location
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What do you consider the most interesting place that you've ever meditated? Why?

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Question for June 14, 2015: Meditation Supplies
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Are there supplies you consider "essential" to meditating? What are they?

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Question for June 28, 2015: Types of Meditation
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Are there any meditations you've done that you found interesting or novel? How? Why? What were they?

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Question for July 12, 2015: Your Questions
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What questions do you have about meditation? Anything you'd like advice or opinions on?

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Question for July 19, 2015: Meditation Groups
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever been a part of a group or community with a focus on meditation? Which? How was that experience?

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Question for July 26, 2015: Moving Meditation
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever meditated while moving — walking, running, riding in a vehicle? How did you find that experience?

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Question for August 2, 2015: Psychology During Meditation
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
If you had to explain your psychological state while meditating in a sentence or less, what would it be? What does that short description leave out?

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Question for August 9, 2015: New Meditation Experiences
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Are there aspects related to meditation — styles, places, structured practice periods, postures — you'd like to try but haven't? What are they, why do they interest you, and what's holding you back?

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Question for August 23, 2015: The Meditation Routine
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever feel like you meditation practice is a routine chore? Why or why not?

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Question for August 30, 2015: Where
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Where do you meditate? Why?

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Question for September 6, 2015: Be Here Now
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
"Be here now" — the best meditation instructions? The worst? In between? Why?

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Question for September 13, 2015: Progress
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What signs have you seen of "progress" in your meditation practice? Do you think it's good to look for them?

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Question for September 20, 2015: Attention to the Body
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, are your focusing your attention in a specific part of the body? Which? Why?

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Question for September 27, 2015: Why Meditation?
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Why mediation?
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Question for October 4, 2015: Perception of Time
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, how does time pass? Too fast, too slow, just like when you're not meditating?

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Question for October 11, 2015: Meditation teacher
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a favorite meditation teacher?

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Question for October 18, 2015: Obstacles
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's the biggest thing that keeps you from meditating? (Boredom? Busyness? Anxiety?...)

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Question for October 25, 2015: Uniqueness of meditation
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
For you, how is meditation different from other helpful practices (running, yoga, creative pursuits, etc.)?

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Question for November 1, 2015: Busyness
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever feel "too busy" to meditate? How do you deal with that?

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Question for November 8, 2015: Benefits of Meditation
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
When was the first time you noticed meditation helping in your life?

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Question for November 8, 2015: Earlier Knowledge
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is there anything about meditation you feel you now know or understand that you'd have benefited from learning sooner? What is it?

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Question for November 15, 2015: Best Advice
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's the most helpful piece of advice you ever received about meditation or mindfulness?

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Question for November 22, 2015: Meditation Books
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's the best book you've read about meditation? Why?

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Question for November 29, 2015: Not Meditating
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's a reason you give for not meditating? Do you have a compelling response?

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Question for December 6, 2015: Benefits of Meditation
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What beneficial results have you seen from frequent meditation in your life?

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Question for December 13, 2015: Meditation Techniques
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What do you do when you meditate? What are the specifics of your technique? Does it have a name?

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Question for December 20, 2015: Meditation Quotes
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a favorite meditation quote? What is it? What makes it special to you? PSA: You may know, but Medivate has a rather large meditation quotation database, to which you can easily add your own favorite quotes. You can also get our quotes delivered to you over Twitter, or via email.

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Question for February 2, 2014: Meditation Groups
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever been a part of a group or community with a focus on meditation? Which? How was that experience?

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Question for December 27, 2015: Others
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Does anyone else in your life meditate? If so, who are they? How, if at all, do you share your practice with them?

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Question for January 3, 2016: Non-sitting Meditation
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Have you tried postures other than sitting in meditation? Why? How did they compare?

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Question for January 10, 2016: During Meditation
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, is there a specific thing (thought or emotion, for example) that comes up regularly?

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Question for January 17, 2016: Changing Medivate
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
If you could change one thing about Medivate, what would that be?

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Question for January 24, 2016: Leg Position
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
When seated on a meditation cushion, how do you hold your legs? What are trade-offs of that posture?

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Question for February 28, 2016: Meditation Retreat
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever completed a meditation retreat? What was that experience like?

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Question for March 6, 2016: Obstacles to Practice
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
What obstacles get between you and the kind of meditation practice you'd like to have?

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Question for March 13, 2016: Sharing Meditation
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever tried to "convert" a non-meditator? Why or why not?

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Question for March 20, 2016: Hand
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, what do you do with your hands?

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Question for March 27, 2016: Pain in Meditation
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever experience pain while meditating? How do you deal with it?

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Question for April 3, 2016: Changing Your Life
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Has meditation changed your life in a noticeable way? How?

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Question for April 10, 2016: Changing the Past
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
If you could go back in time (say: one, five, or ten years), what, if anything, would you change your meditation practice?

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Question for April 17, 2016: Meditative Attention
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, where does your attention rest? How does that feel?

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Question for April 24, 2016: Earlier Knowledge
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Is there anything about meditation you feel you now know or understand that you'd have benefitted from learning sooner? What is it?

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Question for May 1, 2016: Scattered Attention
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever find that you attention has scattered while meditating? How do you deal with that?

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Question for May 8, 2016: Busyness
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever feel "too busy" to meditate? How do you deal with that?

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Question for May 15, 2016: Habit
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Is meditation a "habit" for you? Should it be? Why or why not?

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Question for May 22, 2016: Priority of Meditation
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
What things you do regularly are more important to you than meditating? Which are less? Why?

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Question for May 29, 2016: Cues to Meditation
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Are there any times, activities, or other objects that remind or cue you to meditate? An alarm? A routine? A feeling?

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Question for June 5, 2016: Stuckness in Meditation
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Do you feel — or have you in the past — felt stuck on a particular obstacle to meditation?

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Question for June 12, 2016: Meditation and Relationships
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever felt that your meditation practice has had an impact on your relationships with other people? How?

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Question for June 19, 2016: Purpose of Meditation
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
For you, what it is the purpose of meditation? Why do you do it?

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Question for June 26, 2016: Instructing Meditation
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever instructed someone in meditation? Whether you have or not, what do you think is important to emphasize when you do?

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Question for July 3, 2016: Named Meditation Techniques
Medivate — 12 months ago — in Question of the Week
There are many types of meditation. What do you do when you meditate? Does it have a common name you know?

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Question for July 10, 2016: Supporting Practice
Medivate — 12 months ago — in Question of the Week
What factors — people, ideas, etc — support your meditation practice?

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Question for July 17, 2016: Regularity of Practice
Medivate — 11 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you meditate as frequently as you'd like? Why or why not?

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Question for July 24, 2016: Positive Impact
Medivate — 11 months ago — in Question of the Week
Have you noticed any positive changes in your life as a result of meditation? If so, what?

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Question for July 31, 2016: Book Recommendations
Medivate — 11 months ago — in Question of the Week
Which books would you recommend to fellow meditators? Why?

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Question for August 7, 2016: Religious Component
Medivate — 11 months ago — in Question of the Week
For you, does meditation practice have a religious component? Why? How?

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Question for August 28, 2016: Meditation Breaks
Medivate — 10 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever "take a break" from meditation? What changes? Why?

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Question for September 4, 2016: Meditation Teaching Mediums
Medivate — 10 months ago — in Question of the Week
Through what kind of media - books, live, in-person events, audio recordings, etc - have you learned about meditation? Which were best? Why?

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Question for September 11, 2016: Should Others Practice
Medivate — 10 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you think more people should be meditators? Why or why not?

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Question for September 18, 2016: What Would You Change
Medivate — 9 months ago — in Question of the Week
If you could magically change one aspect of your meditation practice, what would it be? Why?

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Question for September 25, 2016: Progress in Meditation
Medivate — 9 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you believe that one can meaningful change their experience through and in meditation? How?

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Question for October 2, 2016: Better Meditation Sessions
Medivate — 9 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you feel that some meditation sessions are "better" than others? Why or why not?

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Question for October 9, 2016: Never Again
Medivate — 9 months ago — in Question of the Week
If you were magically unable to ever meditate again, would anything change for you? What? Why?

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Question for October 16, 2016: Change Your Life
Medivate — 8 months ago — in Question of the Week
Has meditation changed your life? If so, how? If not, could it?

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Question for October 30, 2016: Changes That Helped
Medivate — 8 months ago — in Question of the Week
Are there any changes you've made in your meditation practice which made it easier or more valuable to you? How did they help?

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Question for November 6, 2016: Meditation Changes
Medivate — 8 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you notice any difference in how you relate to the world when you do (or don't) meditate?

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Question for May 4, 2014: Meditation teacher
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a favorite meditation teacher?

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Question for November 20, 2016: Sitting Down
Medivate — 7 months ago — in Question of the Week
When you sit in meditation, what do you sit on?

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Question for November 27, 2016: Time of Day
Medivate — 7 months ago — in Question of the Week
Is there a time of the day that prefer to meditate? Why?

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Question for December 4, 2016: First Introduction
Medivate — 7 months ago — in Question of the Week
What first spurred you to meditate? Is it still the reason you do it?

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Question for December 18, 2016: Group Sitting
Medivate — 6 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever meditate with others? How, if at all, is the experience different for you?

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Question for December 25, 2016: Learning from Meditation
Medivate — 6 months ago — in Question of the Week
What has meditating taught you?

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Question for January 1, 2017: Meditation Teachers
Medivate — 6 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a favorite meditation teacher? Who? Why?

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Question for January 8, 2017: Mindful Life
Medivate — 6 months ago — in Question of the Week
What ways have you found to bring a "meditative" mind into your daily life?

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Question for January 15, 2017: Where to Sit
Medivate — 5 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a specific space in your home set aside for meditation? Are there any key objects or traits of such an area?

1

Question for January 22, 2017: Consistent Practice
Medivate — 5 months ago — in Question of the Week
What makes it difficult for you to meditate regularly?

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Question for February 5, 2017: Motivation
Medivate — 5 months ago — in Question of the Week
Can you narrow down your reason for meditating to a single sentence? What's that sentence? What does that sentence leave out?

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Question for February 12, 2017: Goals
Medivate — 5 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a goal for your meditation practice? What is it?

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Question for February 19, 2017: Fear
Medivate — 4 months ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever experienced fear while meditating? What was it like? How did you relate to it?

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Question for February 26, 2017: First Time
Medivate — 4 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you remember the very first time you tried meditation? What was it like?

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Question for March 10, 2013: Meditation Techniques
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What do you do when you meditate? What are the specifics of your technique? Does it have a name?

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Question for March 5, 2017: Alternative Reality
Medivate — 4 months ago — in Question of the Week
Do you think your life would be different if you'd never been exposed to meditation? How?

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Question for March 12, 2017: Meditation Advice
Medivate — 4 months ago — in Question of the Week
When you're looking to learn or hear advice about meditation, what sources do you turn to?

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Question for March 19, 2017: Meditation Postures
Medivate — 3 months ago — in Question of the Week
How many different meditation postures do you use? What are they? Why?

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Question for March 24, 2013: Meditation Teachers
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a favorite meditation teacher? Who? Why?

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Question for March 26, 2017: One Change
Medivate — 3 months ago — in Question of the Week
Of all the changes you've noticed in your life from meditating, which do you think is most important?

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Question for April 2, 2017: Meditation and World
Medivate — 3 months ago — in Question of the Week
Can meditation change the world? Should it? How?

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Question for April 9, 2017: Pleasant Meditation
Medivate — 3 months ago — in Question of the Week
Have you had pleasant meditation experiences? What made them that way?

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Question for April 16, 2017: Mindfulness Eats the World
Medivate — 2 months ago — in Question of the Week
Mindfulness is a bit of a cultural buzzword these days. What do you think of mindful eating, mindful business, etc?

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Question for April 23, 2017: Meditative Awareness
Medivate — 2 months ago — in Question of the Week
Is there a specific quality to your awareness when meditating? How would you characterize it? Energetic? Neutral? Something else?

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Question for April 30, 2017: Easier to Meditate
Medivate — 2 months ago — in Question of the Week
Can you think of a single change that would make it much easier for you to meditate as much as you'd like? What is it?

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Question for May 7, 2017: Head Position
Medivate — 2 months ago — in Question of the Week
When you're meditating, how do you hold your head? Any specific advice about that?

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Question for May 14, 2017: Meditation Location
Medivate — 2 months ago — in Question of the Week
What do you consider the most interesting place that you've ever meditated? Why?

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Question for July 6, 2014: Purpose of Meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
For you, what it is the purpose of meditation? Why do you do it?

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Question for July 13, 2014: Instructing Meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever instructed someone in meditation? Whether you have or not, what do you think is important to emphasize when you do?

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Question for July 20, 2014: Named Meditation Techniques
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
There are many types of meditation. What do you do when you meditate? Does it have a common name you know?

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Question for August 3, 2014: Regularity of Practice
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you meditate as frequently as you'd like? Why or why not?

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Question for August 10, 2014: Positive Impact
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you noticed any positive changes in your life as a result of meditation? If so, what?

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Question for May 19, 2013: Motivation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Can you narrow down your reason for meditating to a single sentence? What's that sentence? What does that sentence leave out?

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Question for September 21, 2014: Meditation Breaks
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever "take a break" from meditation? What changes? Why?

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Question for October 12, 2014: What Would You Change
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
If you could magically change one aspect of your meditation practice, what would it be? Why?

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Question for October 26, 2014: Progress in Meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you believe that one can meaningfully change their experience through and in meditation? How?

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Question for July 14, 2013: Why meditate?
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Why is meditation an activity you (strive to) do regularly?

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Question for July 21, 2013: Meditation Retreat
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever completed a meditation retreat? What was that experience like?

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Question for July 28, 2013: Obstacles to Practice
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What obstacles get between you and the kind of meditation practice you'd like to have?

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Question for November 23, 2014: Change Your Life
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Has meditation changed your life? If so, how? If not, could it?

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Question for August 4, 2013: Learning from Meditation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What has meditating taught you?

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Question for August 25, 2013: Pain in Meditation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever experience pain while meditating? How do you deal with it?

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Question for January 4, 2015: Meditation Teachers
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a favorite meditation teacher? Who? Why?

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Question for February 15, 2015: Changes That Helped
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Are there any changes you've made in your meditation practice which made it easier or more valuable to you? How did they help?

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Question for June 23, 2013: Leg Position
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
When seated on a meditation cushion, how do you hold your legs? What are trade-offs of that posture?

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Question for January 27, 2013: Mindful Life
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What ways have you found to bring a "meditative" mind into your daily life?

1 response to this post

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Question for April 14, 2013: Meditation Posture
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What do you think are the keys to good meditation posture? Any tips about it you wish you'd heard sooner?

1 response to this post

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Question for January 13, 2013: Benefits of Meditation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
When was the first time you noticed meditation helping in your life?

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Question for June 29, 2014: Meditation and Relationships
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever felt that your meditation practice has had an impact on your relationships with other people? How?

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Question for August 17, 2014: Book Recommendations
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Which books would you recommend to fellow meditators? Why?

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Question for August 31, 2014: Meditation Pitch
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
You have 20 seconds to convince a skeptic of the value of a mediation practice. What do you tell them?

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Question for October 20, 2013: Meditation Postures
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
How many different meditation postures do you use? What are they? Why?

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Question for January 11, 2015: Mindful Life
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What ways have you found to bring a "meditative" mind into your daily life?

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Question for March 31, 2013: Sitting Down
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
When you sit in meditation, what do you sit on?

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Question for December 1, 2013: Meditative Awareness
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is there a specific quality to your awareness when meditating? How would you characterize it? Energetic? Neutral? Something else?

3 responses to this post

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Question for December 14, 2014: Advice for Beginners
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What one piece of advice would you give to someone just starting out in meditation?

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Question for February 8, 2015: Inspiration to Meditate
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What inspires you to meditate?

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Question for August 16, 2015: Turbulence
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever feel that you mind gets too busy while meditating? How do you deal with that?

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Question for August 21, 2016: Surprises of Retreat
Medivate — 10 months ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever completed a meditation retreat? If so, what part of that experience most surprised you?

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Question for December 11, 2016: Advice for Beginners
Medivate — 7 months ago — in Question of the Week
What one piece of advice would you give to someone just starting out in meditation?

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Question for June 30, 2013: Mindfulness Opportunities
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you try to practice mindfulness anywhere else but your meditation practice? Are there specific places you most recommend trying to bring mindfulness?

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Question for October 19, 2014: Eyes: Open or Closed?
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, are your eyes open or closed? Why?

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Question for June 9, 2013: Changing Medivate
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
If you could change one thing about Medivate, what would that be?

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Question for March 16, 2014: Scattered Attention
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever find that you attention has scattered while meditating? How do you deal with that?

3 responses to this post

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Question for December 8, 2013: Easier to Meditate
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Can you think of a single change that would make it much easier for you to meditate as much as you'd like? What is it?

3 responses to this post

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Question for January 18, 2015: Where to Sit
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a specific space in your home set aside for meditation? Are there any key objects or traits of such an area?

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Question for June 2, 2013: During Meditation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, is there a specific thing (thought or emotion, for example) that comes up regularly?

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Question for April 21, 2013: Others
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Does anyone else in your life meditate? If so, who are they? How, if at all, do you share your practice with them?

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Question for December 7, 2014: First Cause
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What first spurred you to meditate? Is it still the reason you do it?

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Question for November 9, 2014: Never Again
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
If you were magically unable to ever meditate again, would anything change for you? What? Why?

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Question for November 13, 2016: Eyes Open or Closed
Medivate — 7 months ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, are your eyes open or closed? Why?

2 responses to this post

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Question for November 10, 2013: Pleasant Meditation
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you had pleasant meditation experiences? What made them that way?

2 responses to this post

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Question for February 9, 2014: Moving Meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever meditated while moving — walking, running, riding in a vehicle? How did you find that experience?

2 responses to this post

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Question for August 24, 2014: Religious Component
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
For you, does meditation practice have a religious component? Why? How?

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Question for September 14, 2014: Stop Meditating
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is there any single event or change that would make you stop meditating? Why?

2 responses to this post

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Question for September 22, 2013: Fear
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Have you ever experienced fear while meditating? What was it like? How did you relate to it?

2 responses to this post

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Question for June 16, 2013: Group Sitting
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever meditate with others? How, if at all, is the experience different for you?

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Question for January 12, 2014: Types of Meditation
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Are there any meditations you've done that you found interesting or novel? How? Why? What were they?

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Question for September 1, 2013: Changing Your Life
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Has meditation changed your life in a noticeable way? How?

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Question for February 24, 2013: Eyes Open or Closed
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, are your eyes open or closed? Why?

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Question for March 23, 2014: The Meditation Routine
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you ever feel like you meditation practice is a routine chore? Why or why not?

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Question for January 5, 2014: Meditation Supplies
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Are there supplies you consider "essential" to meditating? What are they?

2 responses to this post

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Question for May 5, 2013: First Introduction
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What first spurred you to meditate? Is it still the reason you do it?

2 responses to this post

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Question for February 22, 2015: Motivation Sentence
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Can you narrow down your reason for meditating to a single sentence? What's that sentence? What does that sentence leave out?

2 responses to this post

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Question for May 11, 2014: Obstacles
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's the biggest thing that keeps you from meditating? (Boredom? Busyness? Anxiety?...)

2 responses to this post

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Question for February 1, 2015: Meditation Posture
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What do you think are the keys to good meditation posture? Any tips about it you wish you'd heard sooner?

2 responses to this post

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Question for February 21, 2016: Why meditate?
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Why is meditation an activity you (strive to) do regularly?

2 responses to this post

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Question for September 28, 2014: Meditation Teaching Mediums
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Through what kind of media — books, live, in-person events, audio recordings, etc — have you learned about meditation? Which were best? Why?

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Question for October 5, 2014: Should Others Practice
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you think more people should be meditators? Why or why not?

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Question for April 28, 2013: Time of Day
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is there a time of the day that prefer to meditate? Why?

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Question for July 5, 2015: Best Beginner Book
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What is the best meditation book for someone just getting into meditation? Why?

2 responses to this post

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Question for February 3, 2013: Best Advice
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's the most helpful piece of advice you ever received about meditation or mindfulness?

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Question for November 2, 2014: Better Meditation Sessions
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you feel that some meditation sessions are "better" than others? Why or why not?

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Question for January 31, 2016: Mindfulness Opportunities
Medivate — 1 year ago — in Question of the Week
Do you try to practice mindfulness anywhere else but your meditation practice? Are there specific places you most recommend trying to bring mindfulness?

1 response to this post

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Question for November 30, 2014: Time of Day
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Is there a time of the day that prefer to meditate? Why?

2 responses to this post

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Question for April 20, 2014: Attention to the Body
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
When meditating, are your focusing your attention in a specific part of the body? Which? Why?

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Question for June 21, 2015: Meditation Changes
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you notice any difference in how you relate to the world when you do (or don't) meditate?

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Question for February 23, 2014: New Meditation Experiences
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
Are there aspects related to meditation — styles, places, structured practice periods, postures — you'd like to try but haven't? What are they, why do they interest you, and what's holding you back?

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Question for February 10, 2013: Meditation Books
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's the best book you've read about meditation? Why?

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Question for March 17, 2013: Meditation Quotes
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you have a favorite meditation quote? What is it? What makes it special to you?
You may know, but Medivate has a rather large meditation quotation database, to which you can easily add your own favorite quotes. You can also get our quotes delivered to you over Twitter, or via email.

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