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What came up in this sit and during the night was trust. Last night I went for a swim at sunset. Only it wasn't really possible to swim because the waves were too strong for that and instead let myself bob, soar and swoop on the waves. Felt like a surrendering to the waves, letting them direct ...
Bluemoon
about 11 hours ago 2
Today I am gratefor for: 1. The warm blanket 2. The unrushed, peaceful morning 3. My breath 4. The food on my plate 5. Afternoon tea with a friend 6. Learning opportunities 7. Books 8. The sunny weather 9. The crisp air 10. The nice long walk with a friend
Marmie
Marmie added a diary.
about 12 hours ago 3 1
Intended to sit for 30 but by 20 I knew I was too sleepy for that. Had mainly been sitting with a feeling of wellbeing and spaciousness after an evening of swimming in the rain.
Bluemoon
about 19 hours ago
Today I am grateful for: 1. Unusually warm September weather 2. Lovely home-cooked breakfast 3. Brunch with friends 4. A walk in the city 5. Being able to do yoga on the balcony 6. My new blue shirt 7. Not being disturbed by unwanted interruptions 8. Peppermint and parsley seedlings 9. Time to ...
Marmie
Marmie added a diary.
1 day ago 2
Sat on a tree trunk in a local park for this sit. Squirrels scurrying up the trees. Sounds of traffic in the background. The occasional passing dog walker. Swans gliding over the glass like surface of the lake. Seagulls, geese and a pair of herons swooping and soaring and calling out. Felt like ...
Bluemoon
1 day ago 1
Sat earlier than normal. Suddenly felt like it wouldn't wait
Bluemoon
2 days ago
12:00pm~Mindfulness training while lying down in over 1000lb of dissolved salt. In complete darkness. No sound. Naked.
DiddleBomper
2 days ago 5 4
3 sits plus kinhin. Some work stuff, some koan stuff and some energy stuff. Just sitting with it all
Bluemoon
2 days ago
7am~ Mantra Meditation~ The mantra was "Sa Ta Na Ma"~Started by saying this mantra out loud for 5 min, then whispered for 5 min, then said it silently to yourself for 10 min, then whispered it for 5 min, then said it out loud for 5 min. All the while, when you say "SA" you pu ...
DiddleBomper
3 days ago 3
Sitting with a koan. Feels so raw and exposed that it was hard at the end to imagine getting up and dealing with a work day but of course that is what I'll do. I was also the timekeeper/bell ringer for this sit at the zendo so I had one part of my attention focused on the practicalities while al ...
Bluemoon
3 days ago 2
Today was my third meditation sit. Well, this is a fairly interesting experience I'm currently facing during and after the sit. During my sit I'm like a ship which is in the middle of a raging storm, suddenly there are lots of things that my attention, there is a sudden intense desire to open up ...
sourabh
3 days ago 2 5
If anyone else is interested: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/mindfulness-wellbeing-performance/5/todo/6721
Marmie
Marmie added a diary.
4 days ago 1 1