Went to a drop in meditation group tonight- focus on self compassion.
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 1
Me: I'm off to meditate. Want to join me?
 4yo: yes. Is it like yoga?
 Me: yes but sitting still
 4yo: ok. Can we do some yoga?
 Me: you could do that first and I'll show you some qi gong. It's fun. 
 4yo: yes! Yes!
 
 Did a bit of all of them. He didn't last long on ...
Becky
over 4 years ago 3 4
week 1/ noting/ 5 breaks. I sat in a park, next to a willow-tree and a canal. It brought me the peaceful and energy to a meeting after to cut things that were hold me back. season of let things flow :)
Jomuco
over 4 years ago
Heart opening,
 smooth waves of energy coursing through the body; slightly contracted, feeling
 of dissatisfaction and longing for more
HamiTipene
over 4 years ago
Body scan followed by focus on breath and noting. A gentle start to the day
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago
Week 1/ Noting/ 3 breaks. Peaceful sit. I realized how tired I am. I might focus in the Present instead of wasting energy in things haven't happened yet... sounds simple :/ * (any tips?)
Jomuco
over 4 years ago 1
• New practice/surrender to hearts yearning • Breaks: 5 Found quite a lot of ache and pain in my heart tonight. I seemed to be at a good level of tired for the sit though - not so tired as to be sleepy, but tired enough that my mind didn't want to roam all over the place about the content of th ...
jameswarlock
over 4 years ago
Barren sits past few
 days made me realize I'd attached expectations to the overflowing love and
 energy from the sits of before; heart opening, calm equanimity, empty mind,
 still not enough; sat with frustration, longing; remind myself no expectations, total
 acceptance, but k ...
HamiTipene
over 4 years ago 1
Week 1/ Noting / 2 breaks Was extrematelly tired, even though I took the time to do the sit of today. The sit helped me to calm my muddy energy at the end of this intense day. Happylly I felt relax and let it go. Thanks sit ;)
Jomuco
Jomuco added a diary.
over 4 years ago
• New practice/surrender to hearts yearning • Breaks: 7 Quite a lot of energetics tonight. I didn't work on my focus as intensely as last night, but there were still fairly long stretches where I was able to get my mind to quieten and stop waffling about work or commenting on what was happening ...
jameswarlock
over 4 years ago
Interesting sit today. Started pleasantly. Strong winds built up and gusts through my thin jumper. Invigorating and no risk of drifting off to sleep. Winds died down and up came a blackness. I often see/feel colours during a sit but not before black. Shortly after came thoughts of death - not su ...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago
Sat before going to work, was easy to focus on breath and get comfortable, I was very aware of my hands and feet, thoughts kept going to my dissertation, family and work. I have started reading Mindfulness in Plain English, which I am enjoying but feel guilt when reading, as I could be spending ...
GinaShaw
over 4 years ago 2
Pain in the stomach; Came back AGAIN to the fact I am not my thoughts; though energy washes through me and the mind reacts and latches on to it, I do not need to be washed up in it; familiar territory but maybe working on a deeper level now... took up the role of the Witness, centered myself at ...
HamiTipene
over 4 years ago
• New practice/surrender to hearts yearning • Breaks: 6 I put a lot more effort into staying focussed tonight, and did manage to have several relatively long stretches where my mind was on my heart and nothing else... my normal internal dialogue just fell apart into mostly nonsense for a little ...
jameswarlock
over 4 years ago
Week 1/ Noting/ 4 breaks. Beautiful sit, relaxing, full of colors. I returned back to my childhood/ beautiful energy! I understood that the place to meditate doesn't matter, at the end I have eyes closed and process is inside me ;)
Jomuco
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over 4 years ago 2
After another very busy work day I really needed this quiet time. Sat in park, generally fairly calm mind but did drift a times. Towards the end asked myself what felt real and important at that moment and was surprised that what popped up was a random conversation I had with a stranger in the ...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 1
Feeling less inclined to discuss my practice lately, although it's not for lack of activity. In a strange phase where some of the panic and intensity of recent practice has morphed into mystery and surreality. I have a sense of having moved through the worst of it. Grounding in the immediate, e ...
danbartlett
over 4 years ago 5 1
Exited brief contraction period yesterday after good yoga class, entered full-blown expansion today; result is same, mind latches onto reasons and dreams of why I feel bad or good; annoying.. Entered bliss state with familiar feelings of open heart, pressure in top of head; slight dissatisfacti ...
HamiTipene
over 4 years ago
week 1/ Noting / 4 breaks / Sorprised by how busy my mind is all the time. Almost fell asleep. Why I can achieve a good meditation without the purpose of "Noting" but not now?*
Jomuco
Jomuco added a diary.
over 4 years ago 3
What can I say about my practice right now? I don't know. Why do I want to share with others, with my future self, with my present self even! I really don't seem to be finding my breath much at all. I sit and I just let the torrent of narrative run. I make very little effort to stop it. I genera ...
tombh
over 4 years ago 3