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On surface level there is silence between thoughts (auditory rest), and yet when zooming in, this 'silence' is not that silent , but full of other layers of thought-processes. Some students say to me they almost do not have auditory thoughts, mostly visual. I wonder whether it is just lack of ...
ostropoler
about 7 hours ago
Sat for longer than usual this morning. Was struggling with tiredness and stress at first, but after a while I decided to just sit there conscious of being in my room, with the sounds from outside and the aches and pains in my body. Generally not sleeping very well these days. I could really do ...
tombh
about 13 hours ago 1
45 min talk and guided meditation by Rob Burbea. Alive to the experience of sitting. Have a good day everyone.
popfan1967
about 15 hours ago
Attended a Lifeforce Yoga workshop for Depression and Anxiety. The day was full of pranayama, with context for the best situations to use them, and finished with a Yoga Nidra for 25 minutes. Got extremely relaxed, and my body got very cold. Really good
Apophenian
about 16 hours ago
Various sits over a day's retreat. Plus talks, services, work period etc.
Bluemoon
1 day ago
The big change in my Mindset now id that meditation does not finish when I leave my sitting time. I need to be mindful throughout the day, which is happening on a more regular basis, in smaller bursts.
mattyashy
1 day ago 4 2
Really staying mindful of the amount of labelling I do. Everything has to have a label. It's really quite refreshing to look at things without labelling them. I can feel the self made tension release from the head. It seems my labelling of situations is what creates the internal anxiety and ...
mattyashy
1 day ago 2 1
The Celestial Sanctum (Practice) Moon Phase: First Quarter Some ecstasy, no peace and no refreshment. Hands "crossed". Today I did the self-hypnosis.
FábioDutraLeite
2 days ago
Another great Yoga practice lead by my wife Jo. Finished with chanting Om while in savasana, then internally chanting Om. Got to a very nice place.
Apophenian
2 days ago
Various sits over a day's retreat. Topped off with talks, services, work period etc.
Bluemoon
2 days ago
20 minute sit, Working with the Emotional Body. May we all find peace and well being in our hearts.
popfan1967
2 days ago 1
Simply allowing the naturally arising qualities of my nature, and noticing when a role or belief is assumed, and then just describing that.
danbartlett
2 days ago 3
Calm, easy sit. Breathing is coming on nicely and feeling a lot less forced. Noticing things, not as much labelling.
mattyashy
2 days ago 1
Retreat began with our normal Wednesday sit followed by a service but it felt odd to then go almost immediately into a lights out for the start of a zendo sleepover....
Bluemoon
3 days ago
Beginning with simply staying with the bodily sensations by noting "body", "body", the awareness then shifted to moment-by-moment witnessing of change of all the phenomena. Time slowed down, and there was this lava-like quality to the process, thick and ever-moving. Whatever ...
ostropoler
3 days ago 1
I had a fitful sleep with lots of anxiety (an emotion I rarely experience and for which I had no explanation in this instance). But immediately upon starting my mediation this morning, I accessed a profound stillness. I could feel my heart beating - literally- the sound of my own pulse. My breat ...
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
4 days ago 4
What came up this morning was gratitude, love and appreciation.
Bluemoon
4 days ago
Did 20 minutes of "chakra" square http://www.squareeater.com/square011 I quite enjoyed both the visuals and the audio of this square. During the process I managed to get into a very good meditative space, despite the noise and the visuals. Afterwards, I'm actually feeling a little lig ...
Apophenian
4 days ago
The Celestial Sanctum (Practice) Moon Phase: First Quarter Some ecstasy, no peace and no refreshment. Hands "crossed".
FábioDutraLeite
4 days ago
Focusing first on physical sensations + sounds, then on breathing sensations. Had some "special effects" of exapansive vs contractive awareness. Zooming in feels like contraction. Also, there is an interesting phenomenon - the moment I go deep into the sensations and get a "clos ...
ostropoler
4 days ago 1