Tag: Mindfulness

I was sitting in my couch high off THC and practiced mindfulness in the present moment; aware of sounds and images, and seeing them just by what they are, inputs to our brain. I started feeling they were signals like the radio that can be tuned in more precisely and I noticed the non-self mark o ...
equanimityName
20 days ago 3 3
Imagine a world without words. Take for example breathing. There is nothing good or bad about it, there is nothing pleasant or unpleasant, breathing is not rapid or shallow... it just is the way it is. This occurred to me while enjoy a cup of tea and enjoying the warmth of the sun. Feeling the ...
iHappy
9 months ago 2 2
Enjoyed a cup of tea :) Wasn't actually in a mood for meditation, glad I forced it.
iHappy
9 months ago
Simply enjoyed just being. There is no need to always do something.
iHappy
9 months ago 2
Mindful Tea while enjoying the nature. It is just beautiful. Perfect for getting practice off the cushion and gradually expanding it to more aspect of mine life. It is just what I need. If I were mindful, I wouldn't have any problems with panic in the first place.
iHappy
9 months ago 2
Off the cushion practice, enjoying a cup of green tea outdoors. Connecting to the nature and expanding mine capacity to be mindful off the cushion. This practice is really helpful and it is much better to focus my intention on being here and now instead of planing what do to next like I usually ...
iHappy
9 months ago 2
Had a cup of tea outdoors and tried to enjoy the present moment. It didn't work as planed. So many thoughts, but I did my best. Intention is what counts :)
iHappy
9 months ago
Off the cushion practice. Sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day and enjoying a cup of tea. Heard the birds singing and observed them, saw butterfly, bee's s and many other little insects. Enjoyed the feeling of warmth of my skin, wind blowing... Listened to many sounds and simply enjoyed ...
iHappy
9 months ago 2 2
This was not an "offical" practice but I will count it anyway. Every (sunny) morning I am out and enjoying a cup of tea, sunbathing in silence. It is beautiful. I am mostly aware and present, it is like a mini meditation. Using a meditation timer was good because it constatly reminded ...
iHappy
10 months ago 2
50 days streak! Well done me :) Hardest part is waiting for the first beep, which is set to15 minutes. After it, it gets much easier because next beeps are at 20 and 25 minutes. At first i used to love "easy" sits and enjoy them most, while hating difficult ones and hoping they never ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2 2
Right now, it is nearly 30 degrees in mine house and it very hard to sleep, so I went out in front of the house and sat for a meditation. It's possible because it is late and I have peaceful neighborhood :) At first, i loved it. Loved the felling of wind on mine skin, I heard a dog barking , hea ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 1
Mind wandered a lot and I couldn't stop planning.
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2
Yesterday I have found out one of many benefits of meditation, and it is staying with discomfort. Like everything else, discomfort is temporarily, it may last for minutes, hours or even days, but it will eventually pass. From now on, I will do mine best to sit for 20 minutes at least. Like alw ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2 1
Sat after running up the stairs, and I think its better to meditate before cardio exercises. First 15 minutes were very hard... I was really tempted to stop. But I have decided to sit for 20 minutes, no mather what. :)
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2 1
Was sleepy, 15 minutes was enough :)
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2
I sat for a meditation and I got interrupted because someone knocked on the doors. Luckily I was only siting for 30 seconds or so. 2nd attempt and this time I got interrupted by a bee, buzzing around mine ears. I had to stop, show it a way out and reset meditation. I sat only for one minute and ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 1 4
I felt so calm and at peace. It felt like I was fully present and awake.This was probably the "best" and "easiest" meditation since I started. At first, I felt some energy at guts area. It was very strong and it seemed like its dragging me down, it subsided relatively fast. ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago
Not a great sit. I woke earlier than usual and I didn't get enough sleep.Instead of meditating I did some other stuff and delayed it for later. I did it because of the fear. Lack of sleep + meditation = I must feel bad, dizzy, maybe faint and so on... What a stupid and negative fake belief, yet ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 1
I am so glad that I made it to 25 minutes! I know, time is not supposed to be mine goal and it isn't, it just feel good to see progress. 45 days ago, I couldn't even IMAGINE sitting still for 25minutes and meditating. In future, I want to add 5 minutes and sit every morning for 30 minutes. Righ ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 1 4
Didn't make it to 15 minutes as I have planned. Calming mind today is very hard. I was basically sitting and planing future...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 1
Wanted to practice with high anxiety, but I have missed its peak. Meditation was still very challenging.I couldn't keep mine eyes closed all the time, mind raced and it just wanted to me to stop. I guess, best thing you can do while experiencing anxiety is to meditate, that is also the hardest ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 1
I had self-defeating negative thoughts, one of them was "I don't like meditating 1st thing in the morning", than I said to myself "that is only a thought, I can as well think that I love meditating 1st thing in the morning".There is no difference, both are only thoughts I he ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 1
Worked with the energy flowing through entire body.
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2
Quieting mind was very challenging. Dropped arms along sides to let the energy flow out of the body.
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2
I am experiencing very high anxiety for most of the day and I got tired of hiding, wanting it to go away and finding ways to distract myself such as playing random browser games, reading random articles online, or watching tv-shows. I was in bed watching new episode of Hannibal and I decided to ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 1 3
Sitting for 20 minutes is no longer a big deal and I think that I can sit for 5 minutes more. I remember how hard it was to sit for even 10 minutes.. I hated meditating on the chair :) As for meditation, I don't feel breath like I used to, but it is ok. I use it to bring mine attention back fro ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2
One hour later then mine usual morning meditation. Glad I didn't skip it.
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2
20 minutes of mindfulness yoga, followed by 7 minutes of meditation while siting on the floor, cross-legged. I am not really sure why I stopped at 7 minutes... Anyway, I did 10 more minutes of mindfulness in corpse posture. Corpse looks like a perfect posture for me right now, because I can medi ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 3 2
Energy circulating throughout the body, strongest being in the chest area. I felt it also at mine jaws and under the cheeks. There was some anger and rage trying to find way out. Since I woke up I feel very high anxiety today. That might be the cause of rage. Anyway, I don't care how I feel : ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2 4
Stopped depending on a breath as object of awareness. If it is there, GOOD. If not, I don't really care and I simply watch whatever thoughts or feeling come into mine awareness. It is becoming really interesting, because i am starting to see one of the true powers of meditation, that is observing.
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2
Tried Mindfulness in corpse posture for the very first time and it was basically a body scan. I focused at whatever came into mine presence, including body. First, there was an energy which started in the middle of mine forehead ( never felt so strong energy there ) As the time passed it spread ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2
This was a very interesting sit. I had many negative thoughts prior to it and I was certainly sure that I won't make it to 15minutes. As soon as I sat, I had those thoughts " I will feel heat " and " It is going to be very uncomfortable ". Those and similar anxious thoughts a ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2 3
In the last couple of minutes mind wandered and I followed it, a lot.
iHappy
over 1 year ago 1
In the last couple of days I can't feel the breath in mine nostrils, so I find it very hard to quit mine mind. I can still catch mind wandering so it is mindfulness meditation. Ever happened to you? If I do some deep breathing during meditation I can feel breath entering nostrils for the next 30 ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2 4
It was very unpleasant, mind raced. But I have decided to sit for 15 minutes, so I did it.
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2 1
In the last couple of days I find it hard to meditate. As long as I don't skip a day, I am satisfied
iHappy
over 1 year ago 3 3
Tried meditating on a full stomach and people are right. It's not best :) Plan was to sit for 15 minutes, but I couldn't make it. Well, maybe I could but I didn't want to.
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2
Meditation is becoming a habit! Went to bed late, and I woke up early, so mine plan was to skip meditation. I got up, had a glass of water, did morning toilet, few push ups and after that I usually meditate. In only 30 days meditation has become a routine in mine life, and it was harder to sk ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 4
Coming back from mind wanderings is becoming more and more fun. It is interesting when our mind pick up an idea and how it automatically plan it's execution, step by step. And we can see clear images of the process in our heads. Being aware of the process is a best skill we can learn during med ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 1
20 Minutes of Mindfulness Yoga, followed by 8 minutes of sitting meditation ( on the floor, cross-legged posture with knees in the air ). I can't sit comfortably and enjoy mine meditation unless I keep both of mine knees on the floor. I'll have to work on hip opening. Mine mind was so calm and ...
iHappy
over 1 year ago 2
Taught a meditation class this morning on Mindfulness. Set a good intention to benefit self and others Set a good motivation, to not try too hard, to relax Meditated on meeting our self. Body, thoughts, feelings. Meditated on the breath. Meditated on "may I be gentle with myself" &quo ...
OpenMind
over 2 years ago 2 7
Took Pratimoksha Vows Formally went for refuge Generated Bodhichitta. Made mental offerings to the Buddhas (including offering my practice) Developed regret for past actions. Rejoiced in the virtues of all. Developed wish for meditation and dharma teachings to continue to appear. Wish for other ...
OpenMind
over 2 years ago 4 4
Woke up this morning and tried to fall back to sleep whilst maintaining mindfulness. Sleep Yoga. Didn't work and hasn't worked in the past either. But that won't dampen my spirits :-) Played around with the amount of effort applied as getting drowsy.
OpenMind
over 2 years ago 2 10
Guided Meditation - Tara Brach - "Collecting, Unifying and Opening the Mind" - 23:20 Sitting before bed. Restless mind. Floated in and out of mindfulness, overall very beneficial and worthwhile. I felt very blissful at points, not as sustained as I have before, but very good. I am ...
umyum
over 2 years ago
Morning Meditation. focused on breathing.
superking
about 3 years ago 1