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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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...