20 minute sit. Quite relaxed towards the end.
john
almost 5 years ago
Not feeling great since the last ecstatic sit! The morning after I had that familiar irritability and aching throughout the body, particularly shoulders, neck and jaw. Mentally, a lack of motivation to do anything and a peculiar glumness throughout experience, like a hangover fog. Doesn't usuall ...
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1
Sat outside in the sun for 20 minutes or so, which I found to be quite distracting. Eventually I got up and went inside, which made it much easier to focus. Over the course of the sit, I found that I got more and more relaxed. I noticed a continual fair bit of tension and stress from about halfw ...
john
almost 5 years ago
Well, last night. At weekly sitting group. My knees have been giving me jip so the last 6 or sits have been on a chair. I am appreciating my feet being squarely on the ground and they are a good awareness anchor. So I started there and moved up the legs to the sitting bones. I took a bit more ...
Ben B
almost 5 years ago
Guided meditation. I started by moving awareness up the body, from the bottom of the feet through the legs and abdomen and up to the head. As I did so, I heightened any tension in my body on the in breath and released the tension on the out breath. I felt a lot of tension and stress along my spi ...
john
almost 5 years ago 1
Completely relaxed, in the knowledge that nothing can be created or altered, righted or wronged. Nothing touches the fundamental purity of being. Let go into boundless freedom, this perfect stillness. Very easy to do this, near perfect equanimity during this sit. Effortless. Incredible energy s ...
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1
Unfocussed sit, really need to formalise this, still, not unpleasant though.
martinxo
almost 5 years ago
Experienced a fair amount of anger during the beginning of the sit. Towards the end, awareness got very bright and clear.
john
almost 5 years ago
I went on a 7 day retreat at Gaia House: Embodying the Awakening Heart, with Yanai Postelnik & Leela Sarti. My general aims were to surrender into the stillness that continues to grow in my daily experience, and to explore the long-term energetic tensions that I feel in my throat and forehea ...
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1 1
Half the sit I noted 'Feel Out' on body sensations. The other half I noted 'Hear Out' on whatever was present. Sleepy, not that focused but feel good after session. Good to be meditating again.
martinxo
almost 5 years ago
2-3 C sliced strawberriesjuice of 1/2 lime1 T agave nectar1/4 t vanillamarinate in fridgeenjoy
joriki
almost 5 years ago 1
Experience has no need - there are no must be's or should not's. Merely and ultimately what is actual.
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1
Behold now, Bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to decay. Strive with diligence!
thebuddha
almost 5 years ago
Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.
thebuddha
almost 5 years ago
Deep bliss fulfilment again. Allowing perfect discernment and space. Surrendering to the reality of this moment.
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago
Fully discern this only moment of being alive - "'I' arises when there is a lack of discernment, a lack of apperceptive awareness" This moment is always freshHow could 'I' possibly know how it 'should' be?!Curiousity + discernment = apperception
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1
Allow perfect clarity and intimacy. Be without past or future. (be here fully, without inhibition) Immaculate non attachment. Bliss. Back untwisting slightly since I noticed how I point off to the right. Hip rocking / chest contractions again but not so jolty.
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1
Cultivating the presence that disperses all disturbances. Seeing when I interfere... and then just seeing, sans agenda. Truth. To ACCEPT and perceive the truth of my experience, because it's everything
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1
2 horrible nightmares last night. Throat hard and plenty of resentment, resistance. Felt into it and again and again just letting go of any point of view, any understanding, any knowledge. Really deepened when I just gave up... fading...
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1