Afternoon sit. Releasing a lot of grief.
A 60 minute sit following on from something that came up during the retreat - a residual instinctive response to anger, that is more muted now than in the past and so less obvious but still there. Allowing and exploring which included allowing some old childhood wounds to be felt and healed. La ...
Mindfulness of Breathing Interesting sit. It was interrupted half-way through by a goose that decided that the mala beads on my left wrist were seeds, and tried to take off with them. (Very surprised that I didn't get startled by this, because it was very sudden.)
Morning sit. Feeling into the last of last night's feeling of sadness (little bits when I awoke during the night). It was more of a physical feeling once the initial brief emotion was felt. Like a sort of blocked energy or tension. By this morning it was only in one area and was mixed with the b ...
Evening sit. With a deep sadness from the start that felt like it arose from nowhere (I was singing and dancing moments before as I showered). Still don't know what it relates to but it has the feel of being some sort of universal sadness rather than anything personal. Still some more of it to s ...
11, 12, and 40 minutes.
Evening sit with the sangha.
Sitting with a friend who is grieving.
Mindfulness of Breathing Hahaha, yesterday I surprised myself by remaining very calm and focus during a sit when, due to an ongoing event, I had every reason to expect that I'd be very distracted. Progress, I called it. And then I sat today and I was very distracted because of that event. S ...
Morning sit. Allowing how it feels in my body after the conversation last night
morning sit. So distracted, constricted and uncomfortable in my skin that sitting felt useless. However I sat there with it.
10+20 Min. / Anapana