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PS 40; Mind and so khorsumd subdued itself leaving clear mirror-like awareness.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
about 11 hours ago
So grateful to have an effortless sit in which an amazing energy of happiness came over me. Mantra: May the measure of my success be how I live rather than what I do or have.
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
about 13 hours ago 2
PS 39; The mind gave way to stillness for the majority, and then playfully danced around a bit at the very end. Busy day, late start.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
about 21 hours ago
In a sea of not thinking up bubbled childhood issues. Met with more compassion than would have been the case in the past
Bluemoon
1 day ago 1
peaceful sit. just breathing in and out. then letting compassion and kindness find a place in me.
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
1 day ago 2
PS 38; Movement and stillness, both instances as peaceful as usual.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
1 day ago 1
Not sure why I still set a timer given that I rarely seem to hear it...
Bluemoon
2 days ago
I've been revising my practice during the last couple of months, and not sitting at all. Realized that my practice has been too violent, and not very compassionate towards myself. Often forcefully replacing distraction with the singular thought of focus. And always going 'somewhere else' with th ...
pajaboo
2 days ago 6 4
Mainly periods of non-thinking followed by various clear ideas almost like fully formed decisions coming from nowhere.
Bluemoon
3 days ago 1 2
PS 35; Ups and down, the last twenty minutes was spent in natural walking and discerned a view (of awareness) stabilization, marking the session as productive.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
3 days ago
Zazen plus kinhin. As with this morning's sit, mainly thoughts of people having a particularly difficult day today.
Bluemoon
3 days ago
PS 34; Initially when mind was left to its own devices, it danced and thought around, more so than expected. With some supplementary nudging in various ways, mind turned in on itself (or out of itself) and awareness showed its face several times. A pleasant session.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
3 days ago
May I have unlimited compassion and unqualified loving-kindess for all beings. I just read the book Tattoos on the Heart by Jesuit priest Greg Boyle. It reinforced my belief in the need for social justice and brought forth this idea of changing the world by changing how you look at the world. H ...
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
3 days ago 2
PS block 33; Periods of the mind dancing around, periods of going beyond mind. More clearly discerned the base-of-all and going beyond such. Brief instances of practicing waking dream-yoga, subtle-mind/subtle-wind, and so on.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
3 days ago
Today is a particularly difficult time of year for some people I know. Sat with love and compassion for them.
Bluemoon
4 days ago 1
Unintentionally long and left a really disorientating feel
Bluemoon
4 days ago 1
PS 32; natural sitting, sore from last night's workout.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
4 days ago
PS 31; A bit of sitting in darkness before going to sleep. Both inner and outer so insubstantial that the mind had nowhere to go. Energy-volume-determining-the-scope-of-awareness and associated vibratory activity increased, a bit of lung near the end.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
5 days ago 1 2
Sat for forty-five minutes in seiza doing mindfulness meditation. Began focusing on breath and then extending this to the breath and body. Found it to be extremely challenging. Mind was racing with negative thoughts and was extremely restless both before and during practice. Felt some sense of b ...
Michael123
5 days ago 3 1
Preliminary session no.29; Awareness resting in itself, both some movement and vast stillness devoid of any involvement in the nine activities of the three doors, (in particular the "secret" activity of the mind "door"). When movement occurred, became attentive to the subtle ...
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
5 days ago
Morning sit was light and peaceful, made me happy. Tried to sit again mid-day but nothing worked. Oh well. Back at it tomorrow.
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
5 days ago
Non-thinking. Moments of being overwhelmed by gratitude and joy.
Bluemoon
6 days ago 2
PS 27; natural sitting and then 80 min. aimless walking
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
6 days ago