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The Celestial Sanctum (Practice) Moon Phase: Last Quarter Some ecstasy, some peace and little refreshment. Hands "crossed". During sometime I was feeling pain in the left leg. Thoughts on Meditation XL: I do meditation, but work on the body with some walk, stretching and muscle fortification.
FábioDutraLeite
21 minutes ago
30 mins silent meditation. mind wandered as minds do , body ached. feel nice and calm now. Best wishes to all.
popfan1967
about 14 hours ago
30 min zazen x 2 plus kinhin at zen centre. Both pretty blissful sits today. Instead of a lesson today they had everyone share a reflection on their life or practice over the last year. So much has happened in the last year. Kickstarted though by months of ill health and being pretty much bed ...
Bluemoon
1 day ago 1
Chatting with the Buddha, sharing my issues with vulnerability and sadness.
danbartlett
1 day ago 3
The Celestial Sanctum (Practice) Moon Phase: Last Quarter Some ecstasy, some peace and some refreshment. Hands "crossed". Feeling the heart starting to open. Thoughts on Meditation XXXIX: Sometimes I feel I am distorting the meditative experience to fix on some categories such as ecstasy, ...
FábioDutraLeite
2 days ago 1 1
I was going to sit for thirtt minutes and at the beginning of the sit my mind was calm and focused. But then my mind started to wander. I don't know if it was after I swallowed which may have broken that focus but I felt that I had stepped out of that calm and into a thinking mind that would not ...
Icurtis
2 days ago 1 1
I will keep sitting but this is the last one I am going to log for the time being. Thought about detailing why but it would be a loooong post. Also, there is a lot of vulnerability at the moment, so sharing on the internet just doesn't feel ok. But I couldn't just bugger off indefinitely withou ...
Becky
2 days ago 5 3
Mostly a deep contented peace but with a undernote of sadness for the suffering and pain for a family bereaved by suicide. So hard at times to reconcile the joys and tragedies of life.
Bluemoon
3 days ago 2
AM Sit Breath as focus Fasting 3/4: Never realized how much of my life revolves around eating, also realizing that there is a lot of habit of eating 'when it is time to eat'. I can see now that there are mental patterns set up to eat on a schedule instead of listening to my body and eating whe ...
Mismos
3 days ago 1
The Celestial Sanctum (Practice) Moon Phase: Last Quarter Some ecstasy, some peace and some refreshment. Hands "crossed" and "disappearing". Sometimes anxious to end the meditation session. Thoughts on Meditation XXVIII: Rarely I get bored to want to end the meditation session, before the ...
FábioDutraLeite
3 days ago 1
I felt very sleepy today and tried to be aware of these feelings without being swept away by them or resisiting. My mind kept drifting of though into a dream-like place. I did not manage to wake early and do the meditation first thing as I usually do as I was so tired and decided last night to ...
Icurtis
3 days ago 3
AM Sit breath focus fasting 2/4: ate dinner last night at gfs house, only water & that meal, rather politely thank them and eat what I am offered, no shame or guilt in not 'sticking to it' , added an extra day on to compensate.
Mismos
4 days ago 2
The Celestial Sanctum (Practice) Moon Phase: Last Quarter Some ecstasy, some peace and some refreshment. Hands "crossed" and "disappearing". Thoughts on Meditation XXVII: I live a Integral Life Practice that constitues in various practices covering basically: the body, the mind, the spirit ...
FábioDutraLeite
4 days ago 1
20 min sit , guided meditation; The Bondage of Self, accessed at http://thehamiltonproject.blogspot.ie/2013/03/nyc-pragmatic-dhamma-guided-meditation.html The title says it all :)
popfan1967
5 days ago
I am seeing and experiencing how dysfunctional my thought-habits are. How they hurt myself and others, as well as my abilities to love and be loved. I'm feeling weak and vulnerable and inadequate in my relationship these days, and keep trying to think up a 'solution'. When thinking itself causes ...
pajaboo
5 days ago 4 5
AM Sit Breath Focus Didn't finish the 3rd night of fast Restarting today 1/4
Mismos
5 days ago 2
Haven't journaled in 2 weeks, have I been neglecting something? Been so very busy recently, new job and new girlfriend. I missed a day's practice the other day, I odn't think that's happened in years :/ Both the new job and girlfriend are both exciting and scary. To be honest though practice i ...
tombh
5 days ago 4 2
A few minutes in ice water: All things visible and invisible were peeled away layer after layer, crystal clear knowingness remained.
Antero
5 days ago 2
guided mindfulness of breathing meditation. sat with members of local meditation group. nice to meditate with other people. May all be well and happy.
popfan1967
5 days ago 1 1
The now typical mix of yoga and meditation with an ever-present grin
Bluemoon
6 days ago 1
The Celestial Sanctum (Practice) Moon Phase: Full Moon Some ecstasy, no peace and little refreshment. Hands "crossed" and "disappearing".. Thoughts on Meditation XXVI: To describe or analyse the most commun state of consciousness, the most commun state at meditatiton practice (even the mo ...
FábioDutraLeite
6 days ago 1