10 minutes anapana 
 Very still, very quiet. Found that when subvocalizing a thought, I would lose breath just as though I was talking.
loupeabody
over 4 years ago 2
10 minutes anapana 
 Still stuck in a rut, losing my sense of purpose and along with it my motivation. Wanting to better develop a sense of gratitude, but I've been mindless these past two days. Sitting is therapeutic, allowing me to sink into silence and just shut down for a moment.
loupeabody
over 4 years ago 1
Sat this morning for 30 minutes and as my thoughts settled my mind quickly spoke to me of grounding and healing. As I sat in the presence of these concepts there was much quiet.
MenassehGershon
over 4 years ago 1
Been experimenting lately. I've been attempting to come back to my breath regardless if I'm sitting. In addition, I try to maintain awareness of my motion, my footsteps, the bell chiming in my headphones, and the world around me. Whatever I'm doing, that is where I try to keep my mind. When I'm ...
Edinunzio
Liz sat for 48 minutes
over 4 years ago 3 2
10 minutes anapana 
 Feel like I'm in a funk, life as a whole feels dulled and blurry. As a result my awareness has suffered.
loupeabody
over 4 years ago 1
• Week 10 • Noting Life • Breaks: 7 Again I wasn't very motivated about this sit. I found that my mind wandered towards a couple of things that I'm worrying about, and one thing I'm angry about, and at one point the emotion this was kicking off made it very hard to continue with the sit - I wan ...
jameswarlock
over 4 years ago 1
Offering Life Realization has come lately that my mind seems to have had the volume turned down; daydreams persist but they seem to be further in the distance and do not fascinate so much anymore; of course with this realization came self-satisfaction, creating expectations in the sit that were ...
HamiTipene
over 4 years ago 2
Very tired, but wonderful to just sit with the breath in silence for a while, after a busy day. Gratitude for the space and time to be able to do this.
danbartlett
over 4 years ago 3
10 minutes anapana 
 Very very indulgent day today. Neglected my daily efforts besides meditation. As a result, feeling quite mindless. Thoughts ruled this sit, I didn't get much insight, but I did quiet down the craving for any such thing. Being overly determined to produce a result from ...
loupeabody
over 4 years ago 1 2
15 minutes before bed I sat down with the chant - hinei mah tov. Chanted it into my body and after feeling the wholeness of the chant moved into silence - wonderfully expansive.
MenassehGershon
over 4 years ago 1
Sat for 30 minutes this morning and 30 minutes late this afternoon. What a difference. This morning, while I had the distraction of the end of the long weekend and the beginning of the week, I found a serenity in the meditation that left me longing for a quiet hisbodedut. This afternoon I was ...
MenassehGershon
over 4 years ago 1
• Week 10 • Noting Life • Breaks: 8 I wasn't very interested in this sit at first and my mind wandered off from it at first... Then I sank deeper and my focus improved and I got to observe sensations shifting in to each other rather than ending. Then I must gave got tired, as I mostly just have ...
jameswarlock
over 4 years ago 1
Offering Love Sit moved away from coarse sensations into a state that felt like complete emptiness; thoughts held no fascination, and as they failed to grasp the attention of the mind, any sense of an identity fell away into the background; felt like an empty vessel in my body, yet somehow more ...
HamiTipene
over 4 years ago 1
Mind was pretty restless this morning as I was thinking of sex but I was able to control my focus more on the breath and have moments of absolute calm and awareness
Tashpayne
over 4 years ago 2
Really trying to get the time to write about my practice over last few days but repeatedly foiled by other goings on. Some things: I did some yoga nidra on the train back from work last week, when often I am utterly frazzled. Surprised to find myself uncharacteristically able to sail through my ...
Becky
Becky added a diary.
over 4 years ago 3 2
10 minutes anapana 
 Gotta let even my aimless thoughts flourish without trying to stuff them. I started brainstorming spontaneously at the beginning. Taking a stream of already present thoughts and images and trying to wipe them away creates more tension than it releases.
loupeabody
over 4 years ago 1
I had a thought about how I should always treat people nicely because no matter what situation people are in I've been in something similar and I know I would want to be treated nice and just really good unconscious advice is coming through particularly in mediation sessions and I really like it
Tashpayne
over 4 years ago
I had a thought about how I should always treat people nicely because no matter what situation people are in I've been in something similar and I know I would want to be treated nice and just really good unconscious advice is coming through particularly in mediation sessions and I really like it
Tashpayne
over 4 years ago 1
A quick sit between an afternoon of gardening and preparing for dinner. While my thoughts drifted towards rows of seeds and meal ingredients and of course wanting my first entry to be profound, I was able to grasp a couple of moments of pure silence. Then suddenly my mind had the words - I can ...
MenassehGershon
over 4 years ago 3
10 minutes anapana 
 Let it flourish without acting on it. That's my new motto :D. 
 Encountered some very familiar sensations off the cushion today. Was challenged to be present and observant without allowing any action to be produced. I took myself for a fool when I saw how I am from ...
loupeabody
over 4 years ago 2