WILD w/out training at a Tibetan Monastery for 40 yearsMarch 11 2002 at 4:11 AM
most of the WILD techniques i have run across require highly advanced mental focus.
for example the counting technique, the lotus visualization technique, the matra technique ect.
i have been meditating for a year now and still i find it impossible to maintain complex imagery and mental mantras while falling asleep. hell i can barely do these thing while i am awake =)
i found a solution and it seems many of you have found this same solution too.
a previous thread mentioned the wild technique using MUSIC. i have been using this method and i can WILD daily now. let me add to the theory
LISTEN TO JAZZ!!!!!
i dont listen to jazz in waking life. im more of a rock and rap person.
when i originally started trying music i tried rock and rap and THEY DID NOT WORK. why? because the lyrics and composition are inconductive to sleep (ex. CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES! THIS IS MY LAST RESORT! or TO the SHIzzzzzzlllleeee my Nizzzzzllllleeee!).
i tried listening to my moms classical and immediately fell into a coma.
after being electroshocked out of my vegetative comatose state at the local hospital. i had an epiphany!
JAZZZZ the perfect musical form for wild. i never really liked it but upon trying it i found it delightfull. the crooning flow of the trumpet, the free beats of the bass, the funk of the guitar, and the bright melody of the piano is like a train of thought. it is SO EASY to follow along while drifting off to sleep.
there is no better feeling than hearing Louis Armstrong's deep voice sing "its a beautiful world" while drifting off to nevernever land!
please everyone try it. it works for me.
ps. i know bloody all about bloody everything