A day off work with a fevery flu. Not able to sit up so all 'sitting' had to be done lying down but there was a lot of it because whenever I'm not doing anything else practice takes over. Estimated time, actually far more.
Morning sit. Lots of stresses flitting around. Tried to look at them all together from a distance for some perspective rather than entering into the carousel of thoughts. Helps.
Sitting with sangha in evening and a bit of extra sitting earlier in the day
Evening sit with the sangha. Peaceful energy filled sit, mostly.
Lamrim Day Eight - Recognizing That All Living Beings Are Our Mothers Usually this is one of the more difficult sits for me in terms of turning off my analytical mind, but today it was much easier. I think that I need to try to be more visual, which seems to occupy my mind enough that distract ...
Night time and morning practice
Evening sit. Sitting with some sorrow and anger, from the last sit, and then some more that came up connected to other people and parts of my life. Just being with it and accepting it seemed to bring peace. Something still unfinished to sit with next time.
Lamrim Day Seven - Developing Equanimity Wonderful sit, very focused with the focus being on others, as it should. Great weather, nice cool breeze.
Another sit. Sitting with the joy of some old memories that I had blocked off because of sad times occurring after. Then another stuck area, where i paused to come back to later
60+30 sitting with all different kinds of emotions and thoughts embodied in my mind and body composing ME... voluntarily sitting creates space for them.
Morning sit. Sat with the memory that was stuck yesterday, and it shifted, in a positive way.