2019-03-21 7:11am 30m Morning Sitting

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
Review I started slightly after my preferred time. This was due to waking fifteen minutes later than normal and then getting involved with getting the children ready. I set up the essential oil and got ready on the cushion for my preparations Preparation Internal Preparation Comment Motivation • Peaceful mind and more focus Goals • Work towards stage 2 mastery Possible Distractions • Busy day of work ahead.

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2019-03-20 6:52am 30m Morning Sitting

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
Review After missing a few days, two with commitments and another two with illness I had considered starting again tomorrow. In the end, I was very glad I did it today. Preparation Internal Preparation Comment Motivation • Peaceful mind and more focus Goals • Sit for the full 30 minutes Possible Distractions • Busy day of work ahead. • A small legal matter • Still feeling a little under the weather Posture • Adjusted feet in crossed legs on two cushions Starting by setting out a little essential oil in a candle diffuser I set up on my cushion and went through the preparations.

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2019-03-15 6:34am 30m Morning Sitting

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 1 mins
Review I’d had less sleep than normal and was starting in the early time slot. I was ready to start and get this ‘over and one with’ which is probably not the best way to begin! Preparation Internal Preparation Comment Motivation • Peaceful mind and more focus Goals • Stage 2 mastery Possible Distractions • Busy day of work ahead • Also a small legal matter Posture • Adjusted feet in crossed legs on two cushions This was a difficult session.

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2019-03-14 6:32am 30m Morning Sitting

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
Review I was ready and seated again this morning at 06:32. I noticed straight away while going through the initial preparations that my mind was wandering a lot this morning. It took me around 5 minutes to go through the setup and get comfortable within my posture. Preparation Internal Preparation Comment Motivation - Peaceful mind and more focus Goals - Stage 2 mastery Possible Distractions - Busy day of work ahead, Also a small legal matter It then took a little longer to do a quick body scan and count a few breaths.

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2019-03-13 6:32am 30m Morning Sitting

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 1 mins
Review As with yesterday morning, I started by setting up my cushion and adding a small amount of essential oil to a warming bowl and lit the candle. I sat down and was pleased to see I could remember the six checkpoints. Motivation, Goals, Expectations, Dilligence, Distractions and Posture. I started my timer and settled in to start checking my preparations Preparation Internal Preparation Comment Motivation • Peaceful mind and more focus Goals • Multi minute periods of attention to breath Possible Distractions • Busy day of work ahead • Also a small legal matter Posture • Adjusted feet in crossed legs on two cushions Although my preparations went well, I found a lot of wandering during the main session.

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