About Mathew

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I am a semi retired carpenter/joiner interested in spirituality.

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Only through true acceptance can true spiritual awareness be obtained.
I have my own blog so it's all there http://spiritualityscience.aussieblogs.com.au/.

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Mathew Naismith
Posted about 2 years ago
Do we think while meditating?
G'day Deepak Interesting stuff Deepak, never heard of this type of meditation before. This scientific study is saying an advanced Tibetan meditators produce higher levels of gamma than non-meditators & this is the second scientific study that I have come across that says the same thing that we actually think in a higher range in certain parts of the brain while other parts of the brain including speech closes down. In one examination on a person singing hymns the part of the brain that controls speech shut down but they where still able to sing, interesting stuff!! It does seem the outcome of the study is defined by how the brain was wired up & the experiment conducted. Certain pats of the brain do slow down if not stop functioning all together but other parts of the brain become more active it would seem. Love Mathew
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Mathew Naismith
Posted about 2 years ago
Do we think while meditating?
G’day Kate The brain is different to the mind, when we pass on our brain stays behind however our mind is always a part of consciousness. In this mind thought prevails however the reason we think we are no longer thinking is because of our way of thinking has changed nothing more nor less, the mind never stops thinking unlike the brain. How do ghosts, spirits & other non-physical entities interact especially in the physical realm if it wasn’t for thought? You must understand Kate this study endorses what meditators go through as no other range of thought that I know of to date reaches such levels except through meditation which means there is more activity going on within the mind therefore the brain than any other mode of thought or system of thought. Let’s ask the question why? I said previous that the mind is different to the brain, the brain is only as good as the input of information however when we tap into the universal mind through meditation, which is consciousness itself, certain parts of the brain come to life & other parts shut off. Like I said in my previous reply during one study on a person singing hymns, the part of the brain controlling speech shut down but they were still singing, we no longer needed the physical part of the brain for speech just like a ghost or spirit but became connected with the mind (consciousness) itself. So why does this universal mind/consciousness make us feel like we are not thinking? It’s a much calmer way of thinking for the main reason we no longer have fixated attachments & worries to contend with, it’s as if a veil has been lifted off so of course we are going to think we are not thinking. So the answer to the question why is the frequency range higher when meditating than in any other thought mode is we are tapping into the universal mind (consciousness) which is vast so it’s obviously going to be more active which in turn makes the physical brain more active in certain parts of the brain only. Love Mat
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Mathew Naismith
Posted about 2 years ago
Do we think while meditating?
G'day Kate Science has proven that even an experienced Tibetan monk in mediation still thinks but a lot of the other parts of the brain are shut down however the parts of the brain in use while meditating actually are a lot more active thus the gamma range. Get this, during one study on a person singing hymns the part of the brain controlling speech shut down but they where still singing!! Love Mathew
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Mathew Naismith
Posted about 2 years ago
Do we think while meditating?
G'day Charles When we are in our deepest sleep, according to the studies, we sleep in delta mode which is the least active our brain functions but when we are meditating in gamma mode our brains are more active but only within certain regions of the brain, usually the parts of the brain we very rarely use in every day life. I have found most spiritually aware people believe we don't think at all while in deep meditation however this scientific study proves otherwise & in actual fact our brains are more active which I have always said, you could imagine what sort of conversation I had with them & of course this isn't the only scientific study that has proved this. I'm spiritually aware myself but not to the blind faith stage as I also love science.
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Mathew Naismith
Posted about 2 years ago
Do we think while meditating?
G'day Carolyn Science has proven the benefits of meditation on the psyche as well as on the body, it is amazing how one can be conscious of every fibre of ones being in certain meditative states, it makes one more aware of everything within their entire environment they once wasn't aware of. After meditating I can go outside & go wow as everything just seem to be more vivid & at times glowing.
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Mathew Naismith
Posted about 2 years ago
Do we think while meditating?
G'day Charles I wonder if there is a study in how the brain is working while mathematicians are working with complex maths? It would be interesting to find out if their brain activity is in the gamma range, they definitely use more of the brain than someone meditating but at what frequency?
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Mathew Naismith
Posted about 2 years ago
When I feel close to a man, I just feel close to him. When I feel close to a woman, I want to have sex with her. Why?
G’day Greg I think it comes psychologically from fertility &/or being macho, you instinctually know you can’t have children in being with the same sex all the time so you instinctually go for someone of the opposite sex even when you’re not wanting to have children, I think our attraction is driven by maternal instinct as a whole however at times lust takes over from our instincts, jails are a good example of this. Love Mathew
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Mathew Naismith
Posted about 2 years ago
When I feel close to a man, I just feel close to him. When I feel close to a woman, I want to have sex with her. Why?
G’day Greg I disagree Greg, sexual impotence has everything to do with sexual prowess to one extent or another, talk to someone sexually impotent & they will tell you that their romanticism to a great extent towards sexual partners has abated which is of course psychologically induced. You could look at this differently; I knew a bloke who had a huge sexual drive but had very romanticism about him however psychologically by the sounds of it without the sex drive this person would have been even more prosaic. Let’s look at romanticism in a different way; artists of all kind have been known to be romantics towards their work so being impotent here shouldn’t affect their work or would it to some degree? It’s really not an easy question to answer because it all comes down to one’s psychological state of mind. The following link is interesting plus quite helpful in helping those who are impotent showing natural ways in combating this disorder. http://www.buyp3.com/news/2/Natural-Remedies-for-Treating-Impotence.html Love Mathew
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Mathew Naismith
Posted about 2 years ago
When I feel close to a man, I just feel close to him. When I feel close to a woman, I want to have sex with her. Why?
G’day Greg You’re a funny man, I’m not confused in which gender to pursue myself however!! Yes most definitely to your first question & to the last question; I think it’s all got to do with sexual prowess in still being able to get it up, it’s a mucho thing & of course most men will go for women because of their sexual choice, I never had kids myself & never had it off with other blokes for the reason that was my sexual preference plus I don’t do back strokes. Love Mathew
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Mathew Naismith
Posted about 2 years ago
When I feel close to a man, I just feel close to him. When I feel close to a woman, I want to have sex with her. Why?
G’day Greg Fertility & sexual prowess has everything to do with the ego as men like to be noticed by men & women how sexually competent they are, there is nothing worse for a man to be incompetent & the reason they fell this way is because of the ego, it deflates the ego. If you think about this Greg, what would happen to your ego/self-esteem if you couldn’t get it up at all through your life, it would obviously plummet!!! Love Mathew