Journal Entries


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Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was in a fasted state this morning having not eaten the day before. I wasn’t feeling hungry though. In fact, I didn’t really notice any difference in feeling. I had my morning coffee and set up just after 7. […] I was thinking a lot today. I found myself easily distracted while … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was thinking of deferring the session until this evening and doing an hour. I felt a little groggy but a coffee soon helped and I went into my office. As normal I set out on cushions and put some essential oil on. […] As I started I noticed I was in a very similar situation to yesterday. I … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
This morning I had decided to wait until the youngest was on his way to nursery. I set up with some essential oil. My eldest wanted to join in. She had grabbed a pair of her own cushions and sat next to me. I explained that she could sit with me and quietly watch her breath if she liked. Knowing … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
When I came downstairs I had a coffee and sat and read a little. Stage 4 seems to be where the practice really starts to begin. We are looking to overcome the dullness which can appear during meditation as well as starting to develop real mindfulness. This process of being mindful is also starting … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 1 mins
This session was part of a meditation evening at a local Buddhist center. They often start with a session of walking around 10-15 minutes in a slow circle around the room. Noticing my mind was wandering a little as continued to walk I started to keep a count with “1”, “2”, … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I was downstairs at 6am again which is my preferred time. I may move this back a few minutes as the day breaks earlier over the summer. I slowly read for 25 minutes and had a coffee. As usual, I went into the room the set up the cushions and put some essential oil in the diffuser. […] Sitting … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
This morning I got downstairs around 6:15am and read for a short time while having a coffee. The house was quiet again, and I set up my cushions and added a little essential oil to the diffuser and lit the candle. On sitting down, I found that I was quite fidgety, and struggled to find a comfortable … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I was downstairs today about 6am which gave me the time to read for 20 minutes and have a coffee. I thought I would try to look again at dullness, as recommended in stage 3. The thought occurred that as it was a weekend, and very quiet it may be quite likely to show up again today. I came into the … Read More →