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The weird thing is the "echo". I am not used to watching my own mind warp itself around the way it does with a mantra. I started today by chanting "You are enough" and it sort of lingered, but not all at the same time. I think almost every meditation I've done has been what ...
sleepykit
about 10 hours ago 1
Low concentration, moved a lot...sometimes it feels like you are not trying at all.
iHappy
about 18 hours ago 1
Week 2 of the 32 parts of the body. this time I am doing first five parts in the reverse order: Skin, Teeth, Nails. Body Hair, Head Hair.
iHappy
about 22 hours ago
I found out what the tension / blockage in my shoulder has been about. While sitting the words "don't hold back" came into my mind. Once I'd mentally agreed to this, the tension just disappeared. It seems that without knowing it I have been holding back, not fully embodying life, not f ...
Bluemoon
1 day ago 2
Today, I tried to meditate using a mantra, with some interesting results. For one, it was easier to focus on a couple of words than on my breathing, and it was certainly interesting to observe my mind in action. While it was easier, I kind of expected no actual results whatsoever -- chanting and ...
sleepykit
1 day ago 2 1
Sitting before bed. Partway through my neighbours started a very loud screaming match. They do this from time to time. Moments of unease because it's not ideal for their young children lying in bed to hear. Carried on sitting.
Bluemoon
1 day ago 1
I have just finished a second 20 minute meditation today in which I visualised a stream of sunlight filling my body with warmth, relaxation and spaciousness. I am left with a much quieter mind and am able to sit back a little and watch thoughts come and go. Some thoughts are the voices of peop ...
Icurtis
1 day ago 2
Week 2 of the 32 parts of the body. this time I am doing first five parts in the reverse order: Skin, Teeth, Nails. Body Hair, Head Hair.
iHappy
2 days ago 2
Just sitting - with quite a lot of energy and a huge smile.
Bluemoon
2 days ago
I am sort of loosely following the guidance provided in "The Mind Illuminated" and also reading "Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha", so today I just sat and felt my breath. Ten minutes isn't really enough time for me to relax very far or sink deeply into any particul ...
sleepykit
2 days ago 2 3
Despite it being late as I approached the cushion I became stupidly cheerful and awake feeling so lucky to be about to be sitting. Lots of energy in the sit, it felt like some old grooves lifting and then behind them an overflowing amount of love and a sort of bittersweet happiness for the fortu ...
Bluemoon
3 days ago
Midnfullness. Something I am just learning and adding to my short practices of meditation
detmiracleexplr
3 days ago 2
Week 2 of the 32 parts of the body. this time I am doing first five parts in the reverse order: Skin, Teeth, Nails. Body Hair, Head Hair. This was a non guided meditation so I finished examining those body parts a bit early. Spent remaining time observing the body and trying to stay mindful as ...
iHappy
3 days ago 3
This
 is a difficult one. Sometimes feelings of disgust and hatred overwhelm 
 me. For example, the new British £5 has the image of a guy who's 
 colonial policies starved to death four million Indians in a single year
 while sending Jews to starve to death in British run conce ...
BupSahn
3 days ago 3
Sitting with a lot of energy. Letting it work its way through any stuck points.
Bluemoon
3 days ago 2
Compassion practice towards myself :) I did not feel so good for a very long time, truly enjoyable practice.
iHappy
4 days ago 2
A far less sleepy just sitting. All very quiet though until the last few minutes when up popped something I need to work with. I'd noticed an area of tension yesterday, the reappearance of an old area of tension really but didn't know what it related to. It seems to be yet another dollop of self ...
Bluemoon
4 days ago
Sleepy sitting. Would usually have sat for longer but I think I would have actually dozed off tonight if I had.
Bluemoon
5 days ago
Another 10 minutes. Would be nice to bring more awareness into my day. Five years ago I managed to do it, for few minutes. I made tea at the moment, I still remember it. How clean were sounds, how unrestricted and purposeful were my movements. I just made a cup of tea.
deep_see_nine
5 days ago 1