Got to sleep quite late so this morning's sit was rather rushed before getting out of the house. I was nervous about being on the radio and was engrossed in a programming problem. I had the thought that I should really concentrate on the breath because that will relax me for being on the radio. ...
tombh
almost 5 years ago
20 minutes 10-points, 20 minutes body breathing.
john
almost 5 years ago
20 minutes of 10-points and then 20 minutes of body breathing. Had difficulty concentrating this sit and noticed the mind kept tensing up. I think this may because I haven't really sat much during the past week as I have been focused on moving to a new apartment and doing some other job related ...
john
almost 5 years ago
Before I became more involved with the Bodywork, I had been mostly interested in the mental level of the experience of emptiness and had neglected the selfing contained in the bodily tension, that gives rise to the the conceptual image of the body, which is mistakenly identified as the genuine b ...
Antero
Antero added a diary.
almost 5 years ago
Beginning this sit by simply allowing the mind to come to rest. Noticing thought streams, and relaxing. Noticing the tendency to manipulate experience, and relaxing. Gently allowing this moment. The body comes to the forefront of attention - a matrix of vibrations with occasional hard, dense ar ...
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1
Did the 10 points practice and then body breathing. Finished off by resting my awareness in the central channel. Felt a fair bit of openness and bliss in that area. The body also felt a bit transparent at times.
john
almost 5 years ago
Where am I? A wobble, some looking. Where am I? A contraction, some aversion. Where am I? nil. Shimmering stillness; the effortless bliss of being.
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1
Hi all, I found this site through a dharma friend and it looks very promising. I have kept an online meditation journal for years at Kenneth Folk's site. Unfortunately the old Wetpaint site is no more, but you can find my latest entries at Kenneth's new site here: http://kennethfolkdharma.com/ ...
Antero
Antero added a diary.
almost 5 years ago
40 minute sit. 30 minutes of 10-points & 10 minutes of body breathing. Noticed a lot of emotion, nervousness/excitement, and a bit of tenderness in my heart during the sits. Still noticing it now too.
john
almost 5 years ago
Although recently the body has felt pretty open and transparent and there has been very little gross muscle tension, I still started working with the body first. The silent vastness of the mind has been easily available, but doing bodywork in the beginning opens up the mind further and creates a ...
Antero
almost 5 years ago
Strange week or so. Lots of anxiety and glumness arising, with occasionally intense periods of fear and losing control. Still slightly unsure whether I'm a little ill or this is insight-related. Quite unsettling. Started reading Gary Weber's book, Happiness beyond thought. Re-appreciating the si ...
danbartlett
almost 5 years ago 1
Most days I meditate at night right before bed. Because of the timing, I don't want to look at a computer screen after my sit, since I am going to go to sleep shortly. As a consequence, I have missed logging a few of my sits in my journal.
john
John added a diary.
almost 5 years ago
35 minute sit. First 20 minutes: 10-points practice. I have noticed in general that when I meditate, or even in daily life, my attention is pulled to an area that is slightly above and to the right of my head. This is the place where I look towards when I think or am daydreaming. Since there is ...
john
almost 5 years ago 1
20 minutes of 10-points practice. Feel very bright and relaxed after my session.
john
almost 5 years ago
25 minutes of lying on my back doing the ten points practice. Concentration was reasonably good and I felt the most relaxed this sit. Had several memories from a few years past pop into my head as I was doing the practice. Still have pain in my neck and left shoulder that shows up around 15-20 m ...
john
about 5 years ago
15 minutes of Rewire, then 10 minutes of ten points. Felt very sleepy and it was late so I ended the sit and went to bed.
john
about 5 years ago
15 minutes of using the Rewire app to help establish some concentration. After that I laid on the ground for 30 minutes doing the 10 points practice. I moved slowly up through body, releasing tension. There was a lot of tension in my face. A lot of my facial muscles were quite tight and hurt: a ...
john
about 5 years ago
Relaxed into awareness... and noticed the subtle tendency to see experience in a certain way, to maintain a certain understanding. Very subtle, like holding a loaf in one hand and applying the softest squeeze you can imagine. This squeezing or grasping is simply stressful. It is attachment. In ...
danbartlett
about 5 years ago 1
Not sat since Friday morning, had a busy weekend visiting friends and family. Immediate relief upon sitting, a rush of undoing, like returning to something briefly lost. Neck and forehead tension become quite prominent, as if trying to unfold themselves. I notice myself trying to refine the min ...
danbartlett
about 5 years ago 1
The sit was divided into two sections. For the first 10 minutes, I used the iPhone app, Rewire (http://rewireapp.com/), to help ramp up concentration. I found this to be very helpful and allowed me to focus more easily. For the last 30 minutes, I laid down on the ground and did the 10 points p ...
john
about 5 years ago