Journal Entries


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Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
As the children left I went into my office to sit this morning. It was about 8:30am and although a little tired I had drunk some coffee. […] As I sat I found some relaxation straight away. It felt that I would be able to sit the whole time without too much impatience arising. I set out my … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was awake quite early this morning and after a coffee, I chose to come in and sit just after 7am. I had good energy but was tired. […] As I first sat it took a little while to get my internal preparations straight in my mind. I’ve come to realise that I do want to set the motivation … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I had had a broken nights sleep. It took me a while to drift off, and I was awake again at 5am with the youngest wanting milk. It was broad daylight at 5am, and even with the blinds down, the room was too bright for me to sleep. After laying comfortably for a while half awake and asleep I decided to … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I need to get on the road this morning. So this might be a quick review! I got set up and I’d already had a coffee I went into my office to set up. I lit a candle for the essential oil and sat cross-legged. […] Although I was tired this morning, there was not a lot of talking in my … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I’ve had a bad nights sleep coming into this meditation. I set up with essential oil as usual and sat on the cushions. There were some thinking and dullness present, but I felt glad to be sitting down to meditate Today again instead of the counting, I wanted to use this continuous checking to … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was awake and came downstairs at 6am. I made my usual coffee and read a little. It’s been a while since I picked up the book the mind illuminated. I decided to drop back a little and re-read Stage 4, which is where I am currently focusing. Today instead of the counting, I wanted to use this … Read More →
Type: Metta Bhavana
Read Time: 2 mins
Today the pre-sitting walking meditation took around ten minutes. This session had a nice feel today. I found good mindfulness of the walking sensations. As we came to sit, I enjoyed a pleasant calm and looked forward to the practice. […] It had been a long time since I did a Metta Bhavana … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I’d had a very bad nights sleep being interrupted a few times in the night with the children. They had left for school and nursery a little early this morning. So I was able to set up at 8am. I’d had a coffee, so the extreme tiredness I had upon waking had faded a little. I was expecting … Read More →