Surrender to the absolute truth of this moment. Profoundly relieving, even when not comfortable. There is no escape, this is it! Still lots of energy moving around and strong concentration.
danbartlett
over 4 years ago 1
20 minutes of 10-points followed by 10 minutes of body breathing. Found my focus to be very good during this sit.
john
over 4 years ago
Well this is for 8 days. For a lot of it I was away on The Isle Of Man, so sitting in a different space and following a different routine. Generally not much depth. Been using sitting time as a opportunity to rest and reflect. So I guess meditation has been very routine. I do sense a bit of a lo ...
tombh
over 4 years ago
Another highly focused sit, simply noticing how the senses are effortlessly perceived and staying alert for any resistance. Strong concentration and awareness, despite feeling pretty tired. Towards the end had another huge energy surge. These rushes are always interesting because it's not just ...
danbartlett
over 4 years ago 1
Allowing all the senses to self-reveal. No effort required, and yet there is still plenty of struggle and resistance. Noticing how resistance is also effortlessly perceived.
 
 Pretty sleepy.
danbartlett
over 4 years ago
15 minutes of 10-points then 15 minutes of body breathing. Found my concentration to be quite good this sit and my mind rarely wandered at all. This was reflected in the fact that it took me only 15-minutes to do 10-points whereas often it takes me much longer if the mind is less focused. I was ...
john
over 4 years ago
Two 30 minute sits today. Both with the intention to simply allow discernment/clarity. When I suspend thought and narrative (which in itself feels more like an allowing rather than a suppression), this kind of discernment happens naturally. The brain naturally receives and perceives all physica ...
danbartlett
over 4 years ago 1
Lack of interest in any technique or angle at the moment. Just accepting and releasing. Rinse and repeat.
danbartlett
over 4 years ago
Sitting is very much based around simple acceptance at the moment. Since having panic attacks I have been more fearful and worried than I can remember, and it really brings me down sometimes. So while the attacks have definitely calmed down and I'm learning to deal with it all a lot better, I'm ...
danbartlett
over 4 years ago 1
Back to basics at the moment. I've noticed recently how my general mindfulness has slipped during the day. This may have been due to 'mindfulness' itself losing some of its meaning a while ago. But I've been noticing more distractedness and unconsciousness lately, so I'm engaging with mindfulnes ...
danbartlett
over 4 years ago 1
Did 35 minutes of 10-points and then 5-minutes of body breathing. I was quite relaxed prior to 10-points (since I had just done yoga) so I found it difficult to found areas that were tense to relax. In addition, my mind had a bit of relaxed floating quality to it and random images and threads wo ...
john
over 4 years ago
Nothing of interest - just really nice to have the space to be at rest for 45 minutes.
danbartlett
over 4 years ago 1
4 sits yesterday. All except one were filled with sleepiness, so very boring to deal with. But felt like I really needed it. Been finding it hard to be natural, to just remain present and not try too hard. Even though the sits weren't very enjoyable I feel much better for it today, lighter and m ...
tombh
over 4 years ago
Keeping up the morning sits. Occasional evening sits too. No more cold which makes for much more pleasant sits. Talked to my meditation teacher yesterday. We didn't really discuss my practice much. Although I did articulate how much I want to start working towards longer retreats. I said that f ...
tombh
over 4 years ago
Didn't sit at all yesterday, had a pretty anxious day after panic attack the day before. Got a great sleep last night and was back in routine this morning. Started by simply allowing things to come to rest. Allowing an intimacy with experience. Noticing tension in the body and some chest tightn ...
danbartlett
over 4 years ago 1
30 minutes 10-points, 10-minute body breathing.
john
over 4 years ago
Difficult sit. Had a completely out of the blue panic attack earlier on, despite feeling fine the whole day. It was very quick and intense, feeling like my heart rate had doubled in a second, coupled with the usual panic and a sense that something really bad was about to happen. I have been a li ...
danbartlett
over 4 years ago 1