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Back sitting at home. It's been lovely to be away in the outdoors with friends but also good to be sitting back at home. Old stuff still being dealt with...
Bluemoon
about 4 hours ago
Enjoyed a morning meditation at an entirely different location.
CarolAnne
about 7 hours ago
Noticed I was being influenced by the concept of "effortless" and started to doubt that this was applicable to concentration practice, maybe to mindfulness and other meditations, but perhaps not concentration, so I started actively resisting any tendency to become distracted from the o ...
01AutoMonkey
about 9 hours ago
My mind kept wanting to review the details of a news article that I read a couple of days ago. I brought my mind back as best as I was capable of for today, but on this particular day, I wasn't very capable of that. I have decided that it doesn't really matter how focused I am on a particular da ...
charw1965
about 10 hours ago 1
I listened to and followed the Object of Beauty meditation, recalling how it was done since I have no done it at least in 8 days. Read Day 8 of the Meditation Habit until pag 4 and "You’re learning to observe the inner process of your mind."
AronG
about 12 hours ago
DId a mindful walk around the block along my usual route then walked to pick up my son. Picked him up then continued path back home.
AronG
about 13 hours ago 1
It's Monday! I didn't sit yesterday (unless going to church counts). I got up very early 4 a.m., did some home stuff, I feel better if I have my chores done, other wise I am thinking about the stuff that needs to be done like washing the dishes or the clothes. I know I could do a mindful prac ...
PhoniexStar
about 20 hours ago 2 1
I overslept because I slept late Sunday morning after having a migaine Saturday afternoon. I did not have the time to sit until later.
AronG
about 20 hours ago 1
Like the night before's sit, also lying down in a small tent while rain poured down outside. All sort of stuff coming up, not 'pleasant. But allowing 'stuff' to be felt and pass left a lovely clear feeling for a day of (fortunately dry) walking and connection with friends and nature.
Bluemoon
about 21 hours ago
I was so calm :) Spent most of the time daydreaming. Still, I was aware and enjoyed it :-D
iHappy
about 22 hours ago 2
Short sit. Gotta start doing these earlier.
Doug
about 23 hours ago 3
This 'sit' was actually lying down in a tent too small to sit up in while rain poured down outside....
Bluemoon
1 day ago
This sit reminded me on the beginning of mine meditation journey. Mind wandered a lot, so many plans and it was really hard to get it back to breath. During the last few minutes I moved hands and feet, a lot.
iHappy
1 day ago 3
I was way too angry to focus for even more than just a few seconds.
charw1965
1 day ago 2
Back from vacation, one hour sit (concentration). Some thoughts: - It's called concentration *practice* not "be a meditation cover model" or "birds in the sky singing and an angel is playing a harp", that is it's work, it's practice, it's something similar to practicing the ...
01AutoMonkey
1 day ago
Sat then did full morning practice. Had a migraine again on Saturday night, so slept later this morning. Felt fine, today.
AronG
1 day ago 2 2
A short sit before heading off to the hills. Feel a need to sit for longer this morning but my lift awaits
Bluemoon
2 days ago 2
Mind was constantly bringing up current problems and trying to find a solution. There were some good ideas. :-D
iHappy
2 days ago 1
Like last night's sit, this started fairly tamely before picking up pace and its own energy
Bluemoon
2 days ago 1
Once I pass 20 minutes it becomes so easy. I am actually considering sitting for longer then 30 minutes. As for the sit... After watching thought for the last 40-50 days, it become clear that 80% thoughts are related to some problems in my life and I am trying to think them through. I am a pers ...
iHappy
2 days ago 2 2
It's Saturday, and I could have slept in late but when I woke up this morning at 5:30am I decided I needed to use the 3 P's. Practice, Pray and Pee! So, I did just that but not in that order. It is so easy to become distracted and not practice to find an excuse (any excuse), it's too early or ...
PhoniexStar
3 days ago 2
Zendo sit - zazen + kinhin. Lots coming up but ending with smiles and return to joy. Followed by a couple of hours of chatting and mutual support with sangha friends. A lovely way to start the weekend.
Bluemoon
3 days ago 2
90 Day streak! 70 hours total 32 Minutes of Vipassana + 30 Minutes of Hatha Yoga. Perfect way to start the day. The only way for me to do 30 minutes of yoga everyday is to do it early in the morning, before breakfast. Hardest part of any sit ( at least in mine case ) is first 10-20 minutes. I ...
iHappy
3 days ago 3 2
conflict abounds. trying to sit and release anger. not finding it very effective. tried to do a guided meditation in which the teacher said "your anger is not serving you." and i thought, maybe the anger is telling me something. maybe it is serving a purpose. so, immediately i was on t ...
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
3 days ago 3 4
Knew that I had another layer of old stuff bubbling up to be dealt with so intended to give myself 45 minutes for sitting tonight. First 40 minutes or so was gentle, almost sleepy even but by the time the timer went off after the first 45 minutes there was a mass of physical, energetic and emoti ...
Bluemoon
3 days ago 1 1
Corpse posture. Looks like I will have to download some other meditation apps.
iHappy
3 days ago 1