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There were some moments where I felt calm. I feel lighter after my morning meditation.
Sitting with a sort of bubbly joy this morning, like a child before a birthday party. Not a special day, just have chores to do but even that feels good. Feeling so much appreciation for practice, sangha, life and everything.
I had no 'need' to sit tonight. I'd already had two lengthy sits today but I felt too happy not to sit. In the past when I've fitted in a third sit in a day it was because I was part way through dealing with some thing or felt a need to sit. Felt nice but odd to be sitting just as part of apprec ...
I feel unbelievably fortunate so have a really strong and supportive sangha around me. A friend and sangha member can no longer make it in to sit with us so we go to sit with them from time to time. An extra sit and a time to catch up. One of those sits today that felt like nothing at the time ...
Morning zazenkai - lots of sitting time so everything from thoughts about work and things I need to remember to do to matters of a more life and death nature. Recently I've been responding more spontaneously, more naturally to life, to others and in particular to people in distress. Saw how at ...
Planing, thinking... After a beep at 10minutes mind had plenty of reasons to end this sit: "there is no need to sit more, it is boring" and there were some anxious thoughts about what might go wrong the longer I sit. Note: I have completely forgotten the importance of writing reports ...
It was completely obvious for a moment. The thoughts are not mine, they just happen. And there is nobody there to experience it. It is just experience, happening. The amount of thoughts about "me", that goes on in this mind, is completely ridiculous. All the games and strategies being ...