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Mind everywhere but I stayed on the cushion and at the moment that is all that matters.
martinxo
about 4 hours ago 1
Still have the migraine, but the good news is that my last resort is to take a pain pill and that will hopefully do the job.
Darkfae
about 11 hours ago 1
Sat with tissue expecting a tearful sit but ended up smiling instead.
Bluemoon
about 17 hours ago
Thinking, lost in thoughts... :)
iHappy
about 18 hours ago 1
Had a migraine at work so I did ten minutes to try to ease it up. Helped a bit, like a rollercoaster sometimes. It ramped up when I went in, then came back down, then back up and now it has eased up again. Hopefully I can sleep it off.
Darkfae
1 day ago 1 1
I will be moving house in a few weeks. This morning I was sorting out the new place and sat there for the first time. It felt good, very good.
Bluemoon
1 day ago 1
I am seeing new things about what happened when I left my ex. For my entire life, I have been quietly adjusting myself to 'fit in', in practically every human interaction. With family, friends, partners, coworkers.. etc. And I do this expertly - a lot of people seem to like being around me. But ...
pajaboo
1 day ago 3 1
Lost in thoughts most of the time. Trying to find excuses and to return to my addictive behaviors. I am amazed how negative this sit was, it filled me up with negativity. Felt so miserable and desperate after it. I shared my pain with another person and surprisingly, all this negativity has van ...
iHappy
1 day ago 1 3
Watching the breath. Mind everywhere but that's okay as my goal for the sit was "Don't get up until the bell goes". Notes: 1) Despite mind wandering everywhere, at no time did I have the restless urge to get up and cut short the sit 2) I could have sat for longer, which is great news.
martinxo
2 days ago 2
I have pretty serious cluster migraines for which I don't get much relief from when they are ongoing. Some things help like focusing on coloring. There are also a ton of triggers and some are hard to avoid like white light. I work in a room full of computer monitors and my job can be high stress ...
Darkfae
2 days ago 2
A smile bubbled up from way below all the current life stuff the moment I sat on the cushion. A lot to be grateful for. An evening bike ride earlier in the evening with bluebells in city woods, birdsong and a gorgeous sunset sky reminded me how amazingly wonderful it is to be alive. Sitting toni ...
Bluemoon
2 days ago 4 1
Some metta practice. It is a good time for it - even though my life is going fairly well, I am unsatisfied with some of it and the frustration makes me quite bitter and envious of others. This affects the practice. I have a hard time finding genuine goodwill towards either me or the rest of the ...
jruffin
2 days ago 1
First 10 minutes or so were amazing. Great focus, concentration, awareness, alertness...wish it was always like this. Thoughts appeared but they were so easy to dismiss. They had no power at all. Later on, the practice has returned to "normal" aka may usual sits. Thinking-Lost in thoug ...
iHappy
2 days ago
Spent more time stopping and being aware of the thinking process than I did walking. So many thoughts, thoughts about everything and ideas about improving the quality of mine life.
iHappy
2 days ago 1
Walking Meditation Interesting in the market with the dog, so many sensations. Kept my attention on my feet while allowing awareness to float freely.
martinxo
2 days ago 2