Why the intense eyes in high level meditators?

Jinxed P, modified 9 Years ago.

Why the intense eyes in high level meditators?

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I've noticed that in many high level meditators, they have unusually intense eyes...

Here is an example...

http://vimeo.com/22171598

and another

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otGQqO2TYMI

Anyone else notice this phenomenon? What's going on here? What causes the intense eyes?
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Daniel M. Ingram, modified 9 Years ago.

RE: Why the intense eyes in high level meditators?

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Have you seen Zoolander?



That's basically all it is. ;)

Daniel
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Jeff Grove, modified 9 Years ago.

RE: Why the intense eyes in high level meditators?

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maybe there is a relationship between attention and eye movement.
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Daniel M. Ingram, modified 9 Years ago.

RE: Why the intense eyes in high level meditators?

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His point is probably more helpful than mine was, and probably more accurate.

I still like the picture,

Daniel
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Steph S, modified 9 Years ago.

RE: Why the intense eyes in high level meditators?

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can we have a facebook style "like" button? for the rare times when stuff like blue steel gets posted.

i've noticed i can go for what seems like really, really, ridiculously long spans of time without blinking... i'm pretty sure there's more to life than this.

let's see how far we can take zoolander quotes in relation to practice in this post. who is next?
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Ross A. K., modified 9 Years ago.

RE: Why the intense eyes in high level meditators?

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I used to get teased as a kid. They called me bug eyes. I remember quite a few times coming out of intense Jhanic sits going into the restroom and looking in the mirror, seems like my eyes where about to pop out of my head. Also Once after a long sit I came out of my room in my apartment, my room mate happened to be right there by chance, and my eyes were doing the buggy thing. She was like damn what's up with your eyes. Basically if you get into Jhana / concentration it's like your staring at one thing for a long time. Also for some reason the flash on the iPhone 4 in the dark makes my eyes kinda pop out. I was trying to get my picture taken with a friend at a concert and we had to do multiple takes because I could not stop with the buggy eye thing. So what may seem like squinting is normal eye focus for the camera in the dark. I did go straight from 6 months at Bhavana society to see Tom Tom Club with Psychodelic Furs, maybe that had somethng to do with it too lol!
TJ Broccoli, modified 9 Years ago.

RE: Why the intense eyes in high level meditators?

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this is what happens to my eyes after i meditate
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Nikolai ., modified 9 Years ago.

RE: Why the intense eyes in high level meditators?

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TJ Broccoli:
this is what happens to my eyes after i meditate


The dreaded snail eyes meditator syndrome. Here is the post NS look.
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Tommy M, modified 9 Years ago.

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Tommy M, modified 9 Years ago.

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Jill, your work is absolutely fantastic! Seriously, seriously impressive stuff.

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