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      I was chatting with a friend recently about licid dreaming, at a point in our conversation we came into a "sex in dreams" topic and a "violence in dreams" topic as well, after this i told him that i had read in a book that to successfully have LDs one must have a healthy and clean mind. I asked my self and then him if this meant that one should hold himself back from violent movies or sports or videogames, sex, pornography and things like that....
      I just haven't been able to answer my own Q....what is a "HEALTHY AND CLEAN MIND"?????
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      i try not to limit myself with anything in dreams. but a healthy and clean mind.. well thats personal to everyone. this could get turned into a religious thing... just think of it this way. do you feel alright with sex and violence and stuff? if you do, then what the hell? but if you feel something is bad about it, stay away if you want. but i dont know if there is a general rule for a clean healthy mind. surely there are some things that can permanently damage your brain, but not many.
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      Totally i feel that, and i think about that all the time you know, sometimes i feel like if i try to have sex in a dream GOD will take away my abilities to Ld i dont know why, i mean i believe in god but i guess its like a subconsious paranoia
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      Quote Originally Posted by SEBSTER View Post
      I was chatting with a friend recently about licid dreaming, at a point in our conversation we came into a "sex in dreams" topic and a "violence in dreams" topic as well, after this i told him that i had read in a book that to successfully have LDs one must have a healthy and clean mind. I asked my self and then him if this meant that one should hold himself back from violent movies or sports or videogames, sex, pornography and things like that....
      I just haven&#39;t been able to answer my own Q....what is a "HEALTHY AND CLEAN MIND"????? [/b]
      That&#39;s just crap, in my opinion. Lucid dreaming is about losing inhibitions and being free to do what you want. It shouldn&#39;t matter that much as to what level of "health" your mind is in.

      Otherwise, your question is very subjective. It depends on the morals of the person in question.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SEBSTER View Post
      I was chatting with a friend recently about licid dreaming, at a point in our conversation we came into a "sex in dreams" topic and a "violence in dreams" topic as well, after this i told him that i had read in a book that to successfully have LDs one must have a healthy and clean mind. I asked my self and then him if this meant that one should hold himself back from violent movies or sports or videogames, sex, pornography and things like that....
      I just haven&#39;t been able to answer my own Q....what is a "HEALTHY AND CLEAN MIND"????? [/b]
      Take a look through some of the (excellent) dream journals here - you&#39;ll find that "healthy and clean mind" by any definition has nothing to do with lucid abilities. Diligence and discipline are what you need.

      In my humble opinion, having a "healthy and clean mind" by whatever YOUR definition of that may be is just part of living well - and being relaxed and stress-free seems to have a definite correlation for many to having lucids.
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      A healthy and clean mind, is a a mind without any (serious) mental dissorders and/or a mind without any acids (LSD) or other drug like stuff inside. IE. smoking pot/marijuana/hash/cannabis will only decrease your chances of becomming lucid. Ofcourse, if you&#39;re a weed-smoker, you will only decrease your chances, if you smoke right before sleep. Stuff like LSD, shrooms and all that stupid stuff will, apart from destroying you completely, decrease your chances ALOT.

      Sex, sport, violence and all that stuff are just daily stimuli. They do not decrease your chances, they actually make your chances bigger. Everytime you do something, you feel something. The more you feel, the more do you know how real the world feels, and if you know how the real world feels, you can tell it apart from the dream world.

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      Agree completely with pj, it has no bearing on lucid ability.
      Having mental health issues may well affect lucid abilities but im not a doctor so i couldnt say. As for the dirty part, what is a dirty mind, if you mean free from thoughts of sex and a virgin to violence then.... thats just not human

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      So in personale definitions WHAT IS A HEALTHY MIND? like what is your deffinition. Well for example mine NOW is just not being stressed and chilling often and on command, can anyone volunteer a personal opinion of a healthy mind?
      "..it's bad anough that you sell your waking life for minimum wage but no they get your dreams for free."

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      If you want my opinion, i think there is no such thing as a typical healthy mind we should all strive to get, yeah, we have to have these things like sex because they stimulate our brain, make us feel good, i&#39;m not saying that if there was no sex that life would be dull but we have lived to depend on such pleasures in life, our brain can&#39;t live without some of these features in life, getting rid of them would be like quitting smoking, very hard. I think a healthy mind consists of your likes, vanquishing the dislikes is the key to having a healthyu mind, too much stress can really get to our brains, we get distracted. Don&#39;t listen to the people who say that a healthy mind is not thinking about sex or violence, a healthy mind is what you think i a healthy mind, what your happy with, don&#39;t live the norm, be different&#33; I know i try to be


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      I think a healthy mind is one that is strong, confident and has a low amount of stress. There&#39;s probably also some other things that would be included in my definition, but I can&#39;t think of any now.

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      A healthy and clean mind, is a a mind without any (serious) mental dissorders and/or a mind without any acids (LSD) or other drug like stuff inside. IE. smoking pot/marijuana/hash/cannabis will only decrease your chances of becomming lucid. Ofcourse, if you&#39;re a weed-smoker, you will only decrease your chances, if you smoke right before sleep. Stuff like LSD, shrooms and all that stupid stuff will, apart from destroying you completely, decrease your chances ALOT.

      Sex, sport, violence and all that stuff are just daily stimuli. They do not decrease your chances, they actually make your chances bigger. Everytime you do something, you feel something. The more you feel, the more do you know how real the world feels, and if you know how the real world feels, you can tell it apart from the dream world.

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      thats crazy, yeah i just had my 6th LD...(yay) and i believe all it took was no stress, i mean yesterday my ipod got stolen, i got a shitty haircut, missed my bus..its sucked but i was able to set those things aside...
      i think NOW i know what a Healthy mind is..
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      Quote Originally Posted by SEBSTER View Post
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      thats crazy, yeah i just had my 6th LD...(yay) and i believe all it took was no stress, i mean yesterday my ipod got stolen, i got a shitty haircut, missed my bus..its sucked but i was able to set those things aside...
      i think NOW i know what a Healthy mind is..[/b]
      Clarity and Control I would say are elements of a healthy mind. These can be somewhat sacrificed for Creativity but the first two are what enable lucid dreaming I believe.

      As far as doing things in lucid dreaming that will enable future L.D&#39;s, I would say meditating or focusing on a single point allows me to be MUCH more focused and aware the next day. I think Clarity and Control are definitely my own biggest barriers to LD&#39;s.

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      Yeah i heard that Meditation is a huge gelp for LDs, ive tried it but i dont do it that much cuz i live in a crowded house and everyone makes fun of me cuz i kinda look silly while meditationg
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      haha.. I've been meditating on my roof lately and its great! I enjoy it much more outside because when I focus my vision on a single leaf, the rest of the leaves look brilliant in the wind! Anyway, I was also trying to say that meditating during a lucid dream is probably the best thing you can do for you mind while in a dream. The rare times I've done it make the next day amazing!

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      Quote Originally Posted by SEBSTER View Post
      Yeah i heard that Meditation is a huge gelp for LDs, ive tried it but i dont do it that much cuz i live in a crowded house and everyone makes fun of me cuz i kinda look silly while meditationg
      So lett them make fun of you and pretend that they are you making fun of you. Meditation is not restricted to any area or position. Use imagination to make you feel the way you need to feel. I meditate all the time. I view life as one long, changing meditation exercise. Peace of mind opens doors and beeing able to keep peace of mind while in the middle of a storm you can have some massive, epic lucid dream experiancess.

      A trick I like to use in meditation and life is not to identify my thoughts with my body. instead of thinking: "I want to go home". it thinks: "You want to go home" refering to the body as a "you". the body referes to the mind as "it" as the mind has no limits in what it can be. Body and mind is comunicating all the time and it is easy to mix up what is what. This simple exercise is fun and mind expanding and in a dreamstate it can be MIND BLOWING. Relation betwen body and mind summs up how you feel in your subjective reality.

      Dont look for peace of mind as looking for anything is never peace... Just have it and be totaly ok with loosing it as trying to hold on to peace is not peace. It is a kind of paradox that we can not understand and that is the beutiful thing about peace of mind. You dont need to understand it to have it. It is always there and sooner or later you will feel it. It usualy comes in waves depending on what is hapening in life. It´s a good feeling =)

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      hell yeah, i meditate more now, when i meditate i picture what i believe my soul looks like and i meditate on IT meditating! its cool and as a bonus its TRIPPY! haha

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      id say a clean and healthy mind is a mind without too much stress and such on it, and doesnt have any mental disorders and so
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      Quote Originally Posted by SEBSTER View Post
      Totally i feel that, and i think about that all the time you know, sometimes i feel like if i try to have sex in a dream GOD will take away my abilities to Ld i dont know why, i mean i believe in god but i guess its like a subconsious paranoia
      That does seem like a little bit of subconscious paranoia i think... first of all God doesn't care, secondly he's aware of human urges, and the need to have sex, because, well, he created them....

      In any case I know what you mean, sometimes I get those completely irrational fears or thoughts that I know are stupid but I can't change.
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      So in personale definitions WHAT IS A HEALTHY MIND? like what is your deffinition. Well for example mine NOW is just not being stressed and chilling often and on command, can anyone volunteer a personal opinion of a healthy mind?
      In my opinion, the healthy mind is one free of too much stress, and drugs, and one that is comfortable with it's state (i.e. you're a terrible singer, and you're aware and comfortable with the fact that you're a terrible singer, or you hate your mother uncontrollably, and know that it's wrong, but you're comfortable with the fact) and free of guilt, and is able to make sensible decisions (by sensible, I mean sensible according to the definition of the mind owner).

      Also one able to logically deduce what is meant to be deduced from situations, and one that can feel emotion and understand it.

      That's how I always see a "healthy" mind anyway.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 13redfan View Post
      or you hate your mother uncontrollably, and know that it's wrong, but you're comfortable with the fact) and free of guilt, and is able to make sensible decisions (by sensible, I mean sensible according to the definition of the mind owner).

      Also one able to logically deduce what is meant to be deduced from situations, and one that can feel emotion and understand it.

      That's how I always see a "healthy" mind anyway.
      One point I disagree with. if you hate your mother then your mind is not in a such good shape.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dodobird View Post
      One point I disagree with. if you hate your mother then your mind is not in a such good shape.
      That's only if you think hating your mother is bad. What if your mother raped you and beat you, and tried to murder you by pouring boiling hot soup into your eyes, while you were tied to the back of a moving vehicle?
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      then you should be mentally hurt your mom tried to kill you, so your brain isnt in a good shape anyway.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 13redfan View Post
      That's only if you think hating your mother is bad. What if your mother raped you and beat you, and tried to murder you by pouring boiling hot soup into your eyes, while you were tied to the back of a moving vehicle?
      Then you should pity the miserable thing that she is, but not hate her.
      If you still hate, it means you didn't get over it.
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      totally
      i dont hate no one, yet i feel like my mind is healthy, i dont worry anymore about what my mind is like. I am a pervert (cant like without my girl's ass), i love violence in media, i love sex, i love lucid dreaming and meditation and i feel pretty damn good! haha, trully i dont care anymore, just today i was playing with a science project in biology and my teacher came up to me and said "simple mind, simple pleasures" i laughed and continued...So i would say now and agree as well with 13redfan that a healthy mind is one that is conscious and cool with its self...

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      If a mind is healthy or not is up to the observer. In my point of view all is part of mind and there for we each live in a subjective reality. You are what you think you are... Think your self happy...

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