Included tonglen and loving kindness again. Finding it very hard to argue with/ feel tense around family members after this. Not used to this amount of harmony...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 1 4
Surprisingly little difference between this sit and the rest of the day today.
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 1
Pranayama for 60 seconds to clear the mind/breath/body seems to be a good addition. Whenever I do anything in meditation I internally generate Alan's smirk and laughter. I'm not sure this is a good thing. Enjoyable enough thirty minutes sit.
coyoteyogi
over 4 years ago 2
A simple enough sit. Letting go of expectations is harder than it sounds. Some energy buzzing about my head, a little bit of tightness in the chest. Cycling through thinking and working the method. The usual sense of deepening just before the bell sounded to mark the end.
coyoteyogi
over 4 years ago 2
Today took a REALLY slow walk so that my mum could join me and my daughter. In the past the pace and ease of the walk would have frustrated me, today I reframed it as an opportunity to be mindful and much of it was like a long walking meditation - really lovely. Noticed much easier communication ...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 2 3
• Heart of my heart This was a fairly steady, and calm, sit - not a lot of internal conflict, not a lot of trying. The longing wasn't much in evidence, however - no strong emotion, not even much of a physical sensation. So it was a little like just going over the verse. No real energy shifts or ...
jameswarlock
over 4 years ago
Brief sit, after a day of drinking. Nothing to report.
HamiTipene
over 4 years ago 1
Taught a course on maintaining a meditation practice. Tips/ methods. Guided meditations.
OpenMind
over 4 years ago 1
35 minutes breathing meditation - deep calm and space. Absence of thoughts. Have rarely enjoyed focus on the breath so much. Just before the timer went off, sadness started to rise. I don't generally extend or cut short a sit (know that would lead to the 'nice' sits being extended and the messy, ...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 2 3
• Heart of my heart A relatively calm sit - I didn't get in my way too much, and was more able to accept that things were how they were more. Having been thinking about surrender quite a bit lately in the moment I was just able to allow things to be what they were... and to have a nagging feelin ...
jameswarlock
over 4 years ago 1
Away from home visiting family. Will see how well my determination to sit holds up, and if I can keep any mindfulness going the rest of the time.. Vague awareness of sadness still being there (tightness/ tension) but it didn't come up fully during this sit. Noted resistance/avoidance which I co ...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 2 5
Guided Meditation - Meditation Oasis - Nature Attunement Meditation - 17:42 min I'm back! I've been away for quite awhile. At least, so it certainly seems. I finally finished the big test, and then have been on vacation / traveling since. It feels wonderful to be back in the swing of things, ...
umyum
over 4 years ago
Ordinary sit; tended towards sleepiness; stillness, no grasping
HamiTipene
over 4 years ago 2
Every sit is different yet there seems to be patterns. The details change and the felt sense can change but it feels like I'm traveling over the same terrain with the same bumps and hollows. Don't know if the terrain changes over time or whether it simply disappears.
coyoteyogi
over 4 years ago 3
Managing work whilst staying mindful has seemed strangely easy this week (much easier than at home...). A nice balance of being focused and getting things done but not identifying myself with the work which is fortunate since our work is at risk. I'm strangely calm about the prospect of it all g ...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 1
The Start and then Balance, OmLife. Getting ready for a travel day to the lake for the holiday. Very good meditation.
jsanders420
over 4 years ago 1 4
45m sit I wonder how much of meditation is a subtle form of conditioning? It seems that I muddle along, doing the method as best I can, getting lost in daydreams etc. and then 30 seconds before the final bell dings I go into a very deep quiet place. It's like a teaser meditation. Disciplined e ...
coyoteyogi
over 4 years ago 2
Have linked the strong underlying feelings with something from the past. Not fully processed yet but gained insight into connections between a particular person from my past, my working life experiences, and emptiness of working environment (including emptiness of the past working environments) ...
OpenMind
OpenMind added a diary.
over 4 years ago 2 2
Strong waves of energy leaving a calm space in their wake. From within that space it felt easy and automatic today to do tonglen for some people that I can find it difficult to be with. A new understanding of the pain and difficulties in their lives. Felt effortless. Post sit - bubble of peace a ...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 2 2
Realized around 7pm that something was brewing and I'd avoided it all day and been non mindful of emptiness. Distracted myself with other things. Did the Guided Meditation Class fine, mentioned the being distracted thing to the group and pointed out that avoiding meditation is potentially an o ...
OpenMind
OpenMind added a diary.
over 4 years ago 1 1