Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
Hey, practically every meditation CD is a "guided meditation" CD.
If you were just doing the "watch your breath" or "observe the candle" kind of meditation, there's pretty much nothing for anyone to say on the CD.
Yeah, I am not much of a CD user for meditation/visualizing now a days. However, there is something to be said about being able to focus and sometimes when one hasn't been practicing focusing, CD with someone talking to you helps stay on track. The most recent one I got from Wilde has some visualizing but then also at one point he leaves you alone to do whatever you want to discover. I do listen to music or brain wave type CDs from time to time, but mostly I take my own approach. This is usually an induction or focus to relax my body and do some auto suggestion about each breath taking me deeper/calmer. Then once my body is prepped and maybe my brain waves are calmer, I can go into my breath or go on a visualization journey or watch for images.