I just checked and the title of the article I mentioned in the
previous post is actually How To Stop Obsessing.
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> Hello....Here is where Mantra is very helpful. Your mind is force
> feeding you what it wants, and needs to be tamed. This can be done
> giving it a task to do, and Mantra is one of the most beneficial and
> easy tasks you can assign it. There is a nice article titled Neti
> in the original sample issue of our newsletter, The Inner Traveler,
> that deals well with this. The URL for that issue is:
> Please let us know of your success.
> Peace and blessings,
> "simon_2011us" <simon_201@h...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have run into a problem and seem to have given myself a mental
> > tick, that is something recurring and hard to control. I have been
> > very interested in the Buddist way and have tried hard while
> > daily to be in the moment. I have had brief flashes of nowness,
> > have grown easier to prolong and I achieved a nice feeling of
> > joy. I felt that I would try some more typical Za Zen meditation
> > week in a sitting position and just quietly focussed my mind for
> > about 10 minutes.
> > I am a keen musician (drummer) and have a lot of music in my genes
> > previous lives I guess). Anyway after my meditation I sat down and
> > practiced as usual and at the end of my session listened to one of
> > favourite pieces of music, Speechless by Weather Report.
> > Now to my problem, Speechless has now been replaying itself
> > continuously in my inner ear for 48 hours and I feel a sense of
> > rising within me which is very disturbing, I need some concrete
> > advice to help me shut down the internal jukebox. It sounds really
> > bizare but believe me I am handicapped by this and trying to stay
> > calm.
> > Thanks for any help you can give.