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Time went by.... when I think about it 30 minutes is a very long time. Daily practices payoffs :) Sit was very good, I've improved concentration and focus. There was 0 unnoticed mind wanderings. What I mean by this is that I no longer get lost in thoughts. Sure, mind sometimes wanders, I can't ...
iHappy
about 11 hours ago 1 1
Mantra: May I love my life and allow it to love me back. For so long I thought happiness could come from some external state - living in a different place, having a good job, etc. Meditation has taught me that my own happiness and peace come from within. I simply had to reframe how I viewed the ...
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
about 12 hours ago 2
Fun sit tonight. Got up to 40 minutes. Moments of "lightheartedness" if not joy, moments of deep calm, and one or two moments of pleasant vibratory sensations (which grew but did not seem to crescendo into anything that felt important).
Doug
about 19 hours ago 1
Did Meditation Habit, Day 20 including Extended Object of Beauty Meditation.
AronG
1 day ago 1
I joined up with Susan Piver's Monday meditation sessions and have been enjoying them. She talked today about the value of being bored during your meditation practice. I don't usually feel bored. I just like to settle into it, especially if I already feel peaceful, as I felt today! Enjoying a lo ...
CarolAnne
1 day ago 1 1
Informal meditation ( meditation in a daily life ) practice today didn't work well, I tried it but I just couldn't get into it. And I've began to doubt mine new skill. But, this sit was great. Practiced non identification with thoughts and feelings. It was only a bad day, ego is still very pow ...
iHappy
1 day ago 1
I did a guided meditation (Tara Brach) on Forgiveness today. It spoke of awakening, gaining insight and wisdom as tools to soften the hard edges in our lives, those places in our hearts where we refuse to forgive or let go, where we cling to our view of right and wrong, where we don't practice a ...
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
1 day ago 1
Overslept then sat for 12 minutes. DId not do the rest of my morning practice.
AronG
1 day ago 1
Undisturbable peace, breath so slow and gentle it almost disappeared. Energy stuff playing out strongly but slowly and gently. A feeling of deep contentment despite all life's difficulties. Off on retreat today for a week - such deep calm now may well be the precurser to a difficult week (ofte ...
Bluemoon
1 day ago 4 1
Mind didn't want me to sit, it was looking for excuses. In the last 7 days it is losing its power over me. Learning to use it as a tool and stop identifying with it is going to be a long journey. There was an energy with me which I used to call rage, anger or simply "negative" energy. ...
iHappy
1 day ago 2
I sat for 10 minutes, outside at dawn. Being new at this I concentrated on my breath. When my thoughts started to wander I returned back to my breathing. I felt calmer afterwards. Almost ready to face the day.
Misi
1 day ago 1
Mainly non-thinking with a spontaneous smile. Moments of interwoven joy and sorrow at the beauty and troubles of the world.
Bluemoon
1 day ago 4
Spent the day outdoors with fellow outdoors enthusiasts /meditators. Walking, swimming, playing games like we were decades younger than we actually are. No formal meditation but the whole day was filled with a shared mindfulness and freedom. Walking barefoot noticing every step. Awe at breathta ...
Bluemoon
Bluemoon added a diary.
2 days ago 2 2
Thirty minutes went pretty easy tonight. Noted pains and itches etc but weren't bothered by them much.
Doug
2 days ago 1
I was so calm and I didn't want to end this sit after only 15 minutes. I had a belief that I can't sit for longer then 15 minutes in the evening, but that was just a bluff by a mind. Practiced more with the ego and non-identification and I am getting better at this, not only when meditating but ...
iHappy
2 days ago 2 2
I did Day 19 of the Meditation Habit including the Extended Object of Beauty Meditation. This is the second day I did this particular meditation and find the silence added to be very expansive for my awareness, leaving time to grow in kind.
AronG
2 days ago 1
20 minutes slow yoga, 10 minutes sitting and breathing.
CarolAnne
2 days ago 2
Sat for 30 minutes. Did full morning practice. Awoke with Keisha, my wife, earlier so took awhile to get out of bed. ;) We had a weekend day without the kids.
AronG
2 days ago 2
Non-thinking zazen. Space and peace but within it arose bubbles of old childhood sadness and hurt. Came, were felt and passed leaving a healing calm.
Bluemoon
2 days ago 3
Challenging sit. Itching, rage, sadness, shame, guilt....strangely there was no fear. Moved first beep on the phone from 15 to 20 minutes so it was harder.
iHappy
2 days ago 3 1
long day on the motorcycle had me physically drained, but wanted to get a sit in. ... i think I dozed off for a handful of minutes.
Doug
3 days ago 1
Working on separation from the ego. 15 minutes went so fast, I am thinking about increasing evening sits duration.
iHappy
3 days ago 2
June, 2015 Sat on 30 days this month, totalling 20 hours 27 minutes practice. (66 entries total)
 July, 2015 Sat on 31 days this month, totalling 23 hours 9 minutes practice. (73 entries total)
 Goal for August is 25+ hours or meditation.
iHappy
iHappy added a diary.
3 days ago 2
15 minutes on the move this morning 30 minutes on a hillside watching storm clouds pass over from the opposite valley. All sorts of stuff. Variously traumatic and joyful. Productive anyway....
Bluemoon
3 days ago
Prior to sit there was some resistance and thoughts that I won't make it to even 15 minutes, yet, it was mine longest sit ever :) Strangely, I could go on for even longer. Practice was very simple and I was fully present, noticing whatever came into mine awareness. There was a felling in mine b ...
iHappy
3 days ago 2
More noting. To distracted and warm to make it 30 min. :/
Doug
4 days ago 1 1