• Heart of my heart Another unsettled sit, I didn't make it to the full half hour before being disturbed and then not being able to settle back into it again. My mind wasn't exactly racing, it just didn't feel very cooperative - like it didn't want to turn inwards, didn't want to feel what I was ...
jameswarlock
about 4 years ago
• Heart of my heart there was definitely some resistance to sitting tonight, and it took me time to settle down to it. The first five or ten minutes felt pretty uncomfortable, and I didn't like the way I was feeling. Then I seemed to settle and calm, although I noticed I was trying to make the s ...
jameswarlock
about 4 years ago 1
Cafe Trust An exhausting day left no time for a sit; a very fruitful day nonetheless in volunteering at the cafe; still fascinated by this place dedicated to spiritual progress of the employees; as promised, key spiritual issues came up throughout the day and the others helped to walk through ...
HamiTipene
about 4 years ago 1
Buffeted by strong winds (gales on the way) but feeling calm with thoughts coming and going effortlessly. Just as I was starting to think "this is too easy today" up came shivering and waves of squeezing pressure/discomfort rising to my neck but not beyond. Wave after wave but easier t ...
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago 2 1
Again, sat a bit extra today. 2 decent sits. Also, really got to that place of feeling my feelings, so quite some tears and insights and coming back to the basic gratitude of being healthy and alive.
tombh
about 4 years ago 3
I am immediately bored upon sitting, which is unusual and fascinating... it's restlessness. The body tenses up, preparing for a fight for surrender, but there's nothing to fight for. A calm and open attention arises that seems to have nothing to do with the tightness pulsing in the midline. An i ...
Leems
about 4 years ago 2
A fairly bitty sit. Nothing deep but the time passed effortlessly and my lingering headache disappeared for the length of the sit.
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago 1
evening meditation. meditated on chakras. I need a serious clearing and balancing.
jsanders420
about 4 years ago
• Heart of my heart A rather disrupted sit where I wasn't feeling very comfortable - I was fidgety, my mind bounced around the place, my focus wandered a lot, and I generally felt a bit ill at ease. I mostly found myself wanting the sit to be over with.
jameswarlock
about 4 years ago
Meditating with a full blown migraine. Not nice but the symptoms did lift a bit.
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago 2
Mind racing for forty minutes, but able to maintain the balance and watch it go then bring it back without letting tension get in there to chide or get upset. It's like some other dimension of metta is developing.
anyone
about 4 years ago 2
Took my old kayak out for only the second time since having the kids. Remembered why it was always so relaxing - usually silence other than the sound of the paddle cutting the water, an almost water level view of the wildlife and you can only take it one stroke at a time. Quickly realised that a ...
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago 1
A day off work and I make myself sit after the most minimal few hours of procrastination. I dedicate the sit to the benefit of all beings, and make sure I'm included in that set. There's instant focus and mental distance from the sense doors. A charged, embarrassing memory pops out of nowhere an ...
Leems
about 4 years ago 1
10 minutes of metta, 30 minutes of concentration. I'm ill these days, and it is interesting to observe that my mind is all over the place in periods like this. Also, a lot of tension in my body.
pajaboo
about 4 years ago
Unsymmetrical sense of tension building then waves of emptiness. No real emotional charge to the waves today so easy to sit with. Post-sit - lightness and calm.
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago 2
The kids have been away for the night. Hard to let them go. Then this: 8 straight hours of sleep. Eight. EIGHT. Straight.30 mins yoga10 mins qi gong35 mins sitting. Black and gold breathing then watching the breath at various points. Focus on base of belly possible. Kind of empty, with a hint of ...
Becky
about 4 years ago 4
Meditation with MahaSatipathanna Sutta chanting by teacher S.N. Goenka.
lueo
about 4 years ago
Finding it hard to do an hour when I'm so busy with projects (like watching Gladiator again for the 10th time). Also my room is dusty and now I can't stop sneezing. Ho hum, the city life.
keane
about 4 years ago
Sat loads today! Did normal morning sit. Then after breakfast and checking Facebook, etc I decided to do a sit-walk-sit, so longish sit, then 20mins-ish of mindful walking, then a shorter sit, maybe 30 mins. I had a nap in the afternoon. Then 2 more sits in the evening. The thing about this kin ...
tombh
about 4 years ago
I couldn't do it first thing, so got to it at 11am after a bit of Yoga. Wow, the way Yoga loosened up the physical and mental was really, really surprising. I practiced Yoga afterwards and felt like it was a way to practice equanimity within life. That was good because I had a meaningfully soci ...
anyone
about 4 years ago 1