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Darkness envelopes my eyes
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1/3/14 7:06 PM
Hi there,

I'm a beginner mediator who sits every night for around 20 mins. I mediate on my bed with only my computer monitor on for lighting. When I sit and close my eyes, I can "see" the light with my eyes closed. I know it's there.

Recently, I've noticed that after 20 seconds of sitting, a darkness or blackness envelopes my eyes. It's like I'm being pulled into that blackness. I can longer "see" the monitor lighting. With my eyes closed, it's just pitch black.

Is this something or is this nothing?

Many thanks

RE: Darkness envelopes my eyes
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1/3/14 7:50 PM as a reply to James Bays.
James Bays:
Hi there,

I'm a beginner mediator who sits every night for around 20 mins. I mediate on my bed with only my computer monitor on for lighting. When I sit and close my eyes, I can "see" the light with my eyes closed. I know it's there.

Recently, I've noticed that after 20 seconds of sitting, a darkness or blackness envelopes my eyes. It's like I'm being pulled into that blackness. I can longer "see" the monitor lighting. With my eyes closed, it's just pitch black.

Is this something or is this nothing?

Many thanks


It's an 'experience' which has been conceptualised as an "enveloping blackness or darkness". What is your practice in more detail? What is your intention with the meditation? What do you hope to get out of it? The type of advice will depend on your answers to these questions.

RE: Darkness envelopes my eyes
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1/5/14 11:33 AM as a reply to James Bays.
James Bays:
Recently, I've noticed that after 20 seconds of sitting, a darkness or blackness envelopes my eyes. It's like I'm being pulled into that blackness. I can longer "see" the monitor lighting. With my eyes closed, it's just pitch black.

That's probably just your eye's muscles relaxing further.
Like Nikolai said, that becomes conceptualized into "enveloping darkness".

RE: Darkness envelopes my eyes
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1/7/14 8:22 PM as a reply to James Bays.
James Bays:
I've noticed that after 20 seconds of sitting, a darkness or blackness envelopes my eyes. It's like I'm being pulled into that blackness. I can longer "see" the monitor lighting. With my eyes closed, it's just pitch black.

Is this something or is this nothing?

Time will tell....I experience this too but not after 20 seconds....sometimes one eye will do this and not the other...very weird when this happens.
See if you can add dimension to it to turn it from flat black to 3d...
Good luck,
~D