saw a few random meditation thread floating around and thought itd be a good idea to get a collaborated thread going. first off a couple questions for all those whom meditate, here in the city. (1) how do you benefit from meditation? (2) sober or intoxicated, if so what drug? (3) advice from those beginning meditation? i have tried meditation a few times randomly through out the past months (all times sober). but i never seem to be able to get my mind to 'shut up'. not sure if this is due to OCD or just being a beginner in meditation. i also have read a few book on meditation and seems you are supposed to focus on a single word, for example 'one'. the author of this self-novel i read. used the word 'one' while meditating.