Marcus1968

Wanted: Voice timer app telling me how much time has passed in my meditation

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Hello all, Well the title says it all, what my question is about. This, to keep track of time, during my meditation;

For example; A voice from an app telling me:

- ' 5 minutes have passed '
- ' 10 minutes have passed '
- ' 15 minutes have passed '
- Etc.

I have an iPhone.

Thanks for the answers.  ;)

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This is so unnecessary and antithetical to the purpose of meditation.

You might as well ask for an app that shows you porn every 5 minutes while you are working.


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42 minutes ago, Leo Gura said:

This is so unnecessary and antithetical to the purpose of meditation.

You might as well ask for an app that shows you porn every 5 minutes while you are working.

I understand what you mean.
But for me, my agenda / time management is also important.

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3 hours ago, Marcus1968 said:

Hello all, Well the title says it all, what my question is about. This, to keep track of time, during my meditation;

For example; A voice from an app telling me:

- ' 5 minutes have passed '
- ' 10 minutes have passed '
- ' 15 minutes have passed '
- Etc.

I have an iPhone.

Thanks for the answers.  ;)

Let go.

Be so present that 1 minute feels like 10. 

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2 hours ago, Marcus1968 said:

I understand what you mean.
But for me, my agenda / time management is also important.

@Marcus1968 then why meditate anyways? It's such a time waste.

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4 hours ago, Marcus1968 said:


But for me, my agenda / time management is also important.

Just set a timer for whatever length you want to meditate. Having an announcement for every five minutes is counter-productive as it re-enforces the mind’s tendency to think about time, what it needs to do and how much time is left in the meditation.

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6 hours ago, Marcus1968 said:

Hello all, Well the title says it all, what my question is about. This, to keep track of time, during my meditation;

For example; A voice from an app telling me:

- ' 5 minutes have passed '
- ' 10 minutes have passed '
- ' 15 minutes have passed '
- Etc.

I have an iPhone.

Thanks for the answers.  ;)

Insight Timer can do this, you can set interval timers. You shouldn't do this though, because sitting through the boredom, anxiety or any kind of thoughts about time or how long you have left, is part of meditation that needs to be overcome. Just set your timer and don't stop until it goes off.


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Insight timer.

you can use bells every 5 minutes.

I used to use them to remind myself to be present but then I realised that I will pavlov'd myself if I keep doing.

 

 

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Lol

 

Just use a phone timer to set the alarm or time keep it on snooze if you want. 

But kinda counter productive. 

Or use a sand hourglass in front of you. 

Or put on a piece of Tibetan gong or Tibetan bowl music that hits the gong every 10 minutes. See the length of the video, anywhere between 20 minutes to 1 hour. At the end of the 20 min /hour, the video will end. So you know your meditation hour is complete. 

 

 


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1 hour ago, Serotoninluv said:

Just set a timer for whatever length you want to meditate.

yea what are the purposes of not doing this?

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I can see this idea working if doing long determination sitting, when doing something like 3 hours+ of non-stop sitting.

I did it just once  - it feels like you are going INSANE without knowing how much more there is left. I guess it would make the pain quite more bearable as well.

it can be good as TRAINING WHEELS. to make it "more comfortable" to meditate for hours. To give you some sort of crutch or support.  later on ditch it , id say.

There are several beeper apps, just get any one that appeals to you.

Basically it makes beeping noises every x ammount of time, something like the watches that kids used to wear to school that beep when its 12o'clock, 1 o clock, etc etc . just turn off effin wifi and other notifications.
 

On the other hand, you may as well try counting meditation if you want as some sort of mantra. A 20 min meditation session is 1200 seconds. there goes your timer.
Start counting with a reallistic pace. If you loose count, you most likely were in monkey mind mode. Focus on nothing more than counting.

 

definately don't do the beeper for short meditations. ideally you are shooting for "re-contextualizing experience into Actuallity " but the reminder will keep sucking you out of the meditation experience and sucking you back into standart paradigm.

it's like trying to learning fishing and every time may be close to catching one you throw a rock to scare it off.

 

20 hours ago, Leo Gura said:

This is so unnecessary and antithetical to the purpose of meditation.

You might as well ask for an app that shows you porn every 5 minutes while you are working.


I heard you used to be a programmer. Can you deliver this ? ?

wait nevermind, my mind already does that for me  xD


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19 hours ago, Marcus1968 said:

I understand what you mean.
But for me, my agenda / time management is also important.

Also, Imagine baking bread  takes 40 minutes in the oven. what's the point of checking the oven every 5 min?! Leave the heat in! you will lower the temperature swinging the door the whole time .

but actually idk if you need to poke the bread or slightly slice it every now and then. I ain't no baker. AND I DON'T EAT NO  ?  fyi.

this was just for the sake of explanation ?


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