18 minute meditation journal

17 March 2017 12:32 AM
Anapanasati. I sat and was able to keep my attention on the breath for the entire sit without being distracted for more than a second or two. Towards the end, sleepiness came in, but not too strong. I had set the alarm for 15 minutes and after the alarm rang, I stopped focusing on my breath and let go of everything for an aditional three minutes; I think this caused the sleepiness to become stronger.

I hope I can start meditating daily again, I'm going to try to follow the stages described in "The mind iluminated" and see where that takes me. I learned from reading that book that an antidote to sleepiness is to start moving the attention to different parts of your body but didn't do it today because I'm starting slowly from chapter one.