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10 minutes of yoga followed by 20 min sit. I stood outside for a few minutes after just taking in the day...beautiful
25 min meditation immediately after morning yoga. Energy more active than usual but just doing its thing within stillness. A balance between joy, love and sadness today all intermingling and none with an story or anything personal behind them. Just there.
OOF. What a way to start. I normally sit in the morning, but didn't do it today. My goal with this sit journal is to sit, actually sit. Every day. For 20 minutes. In the morning. The greater goal is chillax. :)
I am reading a book by the Dalai Lama (Beyond Religion). I read some of a chapter before my sit, then meditated on the message. Then read some more of the chapter, then meditated on the message. I repeated this for half the chapter or so. It was an interesting and enlightening sit. Then I went o ...
PS block 83; Sessions of Atiguruyoga with white A and thigle, as well as tregcho. Starting from the first part of the short ganapuja with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu I sat in on via webcast today, I was partaking in atiguruyoga and went through an odd series of nirodha-samapatti-like bursts, brief and ...
A short sit tonight - deliberately kept it to a length where I'd not be likely to end up in one of my unintentionally long sits as was sitting after being out for the evening. Still seemed to pack a lot in though including loads of energy stuff and phrases popping up in French (again), all again ...
Sitting meditation. After breakfast. My dog resting his head on my knee. Felt sadness and discomfort and anxiety. Then I relaxed and heard the birds singing outside. Every moment is sacred if we come out of our ego.
Having a mini-spell of mental weight. Do you know what I mean? Feeling a bit resentful, down...what would have previously sent me into a mild depressive episode or anger or something that would exacerbate my own suffering. Sitting is difficult. But, today I said to myself, "Hello, heavy he ...
Sat later than normal and the backdrop was the sounds and smells of family life (toast and teen music). These just became part of the sit which was full of gratitude and reverence but still with a stupid grin.
30 min x 3 zazen plus kinhin. Made it through the sittings with barely a thought to painful knees etc - although my limping bowing at the end felt a bit comical. Indivisible mixture of joy, sorrow, gratitude, love - not for anything in particular just there. Then towards the end of the sit, with ...
After a fairly dramatic fall today I'm all cuts grazes and bruises. Spent 10 minutes sitting distracted by pains and wondering if I should just skip sitting for tonight. Then must have slipped into my typical evening absorption - no more thinking or distraction until way past when the timer sho ...