Sat on 16 days this month, totalling 13 hours 30 minutes practice. (22 entries total)


Fri
16
Morning sit. Feeling grateful, as I feel my body tense and notice my breath holding, and breathe into it, and relax, and then do this over and ov ...


Thu
15
Morning sit.


Wed
14
Evening sit with the sangha. Tried breathing into my abdomen during this sit and found this shifted everything in a subtle way.

afternoon sit

Morning sit. I chose to sit because I had come back from dropping my kids off and was about to start my day. And looking forward at what I intende ...

Morning sit. Sometimes when difficult relationships come up in my sits I bring the person’s presence to my mind and imagine them sitting facing me ...


Tue
13
Morning sit. Sitting with old hurt and anger and the damage to relationships it still causes. Just accepting it for now.


Mon
12
Afternoon sit. Very sleepy.

Morning sit. Very familiar, this stuff I am in. Sadness, fear of loss, guardedness. Breathing into it all, while resisting as much as I can, but a ...


Sun
11
morning sit.


Sat
10
zazenkai. More sitting with the memory of the same time last year, which was the day I talked about some difficult events that happened two decade ...


Fri
09
Afternoon sit. Metta to some difficult feelings related to this time last year and to my husband.


Thu
08
morning sit. Feel stronger and more patient. Very slow bowing practice, pausing in between. Then metta practice. The last 3 minutes my kids came ...


Wed
07
Evening sit with the sangha. A rare beautifully peaceful sit. I still had lots of tension, and yet this absolute conviction that everything is oka ...

Morning sit. Very messy scattered sit. So many worries. Noticing how I need to say what I need to say and the be silent and wait, because I get up ...


Tue
06
Morning sit. Sitting with relationship mess. I am incredibly anxious about it. We take a small step forward, then back. The only thing I know is t ...


Mon
05
Morning sit. A curled up sit feeling messy and scattered. The mess is okay, that is the only thing that i know. I breathe into it and out of it.


Sun
04
Evening sit. I had just finished reading a book called Love Warrior. It was one of these books that fills me with uncomfortable insights about mys ...


Sat
03
Morning sit


Fri
02
Morning sit. With our new pet rats, who are very nervous and need to get used to us. I lit my candle on the stove and carried it up as I have run ...


Thu
01
evening sit with the sangha. Went tonight instead of yesterday because it was Halloween. I was very tired and briefly considered not going, and wa ...

Morning sit. Again struggling with anxiety, tensing my heart, noticing how I hold my breath. Being with this, consciously breathing more deeply, b ...