Journal Entries


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Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
As the rest of my family had one by one fallen asleep, I had the chance to meditate. I was hoping to do the same afterward! We were still on our holiday I went into the bedroom, and set up on the stool at the foot of the bed and tried to stay away to do the preparations. […] I was very tired … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
Starting just before seven am, I had a choice between doing the session now, with noisy children in the background, or waiting until they left for school. Deciding to start now I set out my cushions and lit the essential oil diffuser. […] I was not working today, so I had one less distraction … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
This morning I was up in my preferred early slot again. After sitting with a coffee I came into my office, set out some essential oils and prepared the cushions. […] As I settled into position on the floor I had about a minute sitting quietly before I remembered to set the timer. I had set … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
The meditation was the second part of a local evening class at a Buddhist center. I’ve not been since the Metta Bhavana Session session a couple of weeks back due to work commitments and illness. As the second half of the class began we had a few words on meditation while seated before … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I chose to start this morning before the children had left as I had narrowly missed the chance to sneak down while they were still asleep. I knew there might be some noises or interruptions, but I wanted to get going with my day. […] I went through the preparations and maintained a fairly … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
This morning again I had to wait until 8:30am to start so the children had left for school. […] I was starting again a little later than planned. I probably could have snuck past the kids this morning to start early, but I missed my chance and fell back to sleep after my alarm. This had … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
This morning I waited until 8am to start so the children had left for school. I’d awoke very tired by the children and the chance to start didn’t present itself until they left for school. It was a really nice day here, so I decided to sit on a tall chair at the table where it is … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I started a little later than I would have liked this morning. This was due to a period looking after the children first thing. Once I managed to get away, I set up my cushions and essential oil and resolved to practice. The cough and blocked nose I’ve had over recent days have mostly passed. … Read More →