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So i would be noting something like „siiiiiting“ while breathing in and again „siiiting“ while breathing out. This will happen naturally for me, and changing the pace of my mantras kind of feels like „forcing it“.

So most of the time my mantras are in some way indirectly connected to my breath, even if the object of meditation is something other than the rising/falling of my abdomen.

Now I wonder if this could be classified as an issue and if you can think of any possible remedy other than like „trying even harder to create a disconnect“.

thank you

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+3 votes
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You are not supposed to change the pace of noting just for the sake of forming a rhythm or avoiding a rhythm. You note things only as they arise. If the mind starts perceiving a rhythm, you are supposed to note that perceiving as well.

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makes sense, thank you
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