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Shane Lynch

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How do you make the realization that you are not your body with out something dramatic happening or slowing seeing it break down?

This would be a very helpful realization I believe, that would help you discover who you really are and help deal with physical ailments and conditions. It seems to happen often for people who are forced to realize this and for those who live a healthy life and have to watch there bodies deteriorate it seems to be a painful realization.

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    Dec 3 2012: Have you ever heard of a floatation tank? It is also called an isolation tank, or a sensory deprivation tank. I believe this is a tool that could help answer this question.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEjTXX2rHgA
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        Dec 4 2012: I don't believe it is just helpful for relaxing. That is not many peoples intention "just to relax". It is like meditation. Do you believe meditation is just for pure relaxation? I don't. The tank is like being in a very deep meditation.
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          Dec 4 2012: Hi Haley,
          I have heard about floatation or isolation tanks before, and just now explored a little more. I think/feel it could be a way to help answer this question, and I also think Mark brings up a good point...intent.

          As I looked at the videos, I learned that it can indeed be a relaxing/meditative experience, and it can also produce stress/distress in some folks, after a period of time? So, it probably depends on the person and his/her intent and comfort zone, whether or not s/he could use this practice to learn more about themselves and the body/mind?

          For me personally, relaxing is very much a part of the meditative state, and I've been doing it for so long, it is not difficult to achieve that state whenever I choose.
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        Dec 5 2012: Valid point!
        I agree Colleen it probably does depend on the person.
        You have also definitely cleared things up for me Mark, thank you.

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