Journal Entries


Filtering on stage: stage-3

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: 2 mins
It was quite late in the evening. My Girlfriend had just gone to bed and I was starting the first of the two planned hour long sessions. I’d had a little coffee but was still tired. I set up some essential oil and put the cushions down in the front room. […] As I sat a noticed a sleepy … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I had to wait to start for a little while this morning, the children both played their part in delaying my start. At just after 7:30am I was able to slip away and set up. I was feeling very tired and my body felt a little achy all over. As I set up my mind wanted to drift towards thinking about the … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 1 mins
Following the previous two sessions (links below) we had a final session of mindful breathing. This is after a tea break and it starts with a few general questions. Part of this discussion talked about the balance and finding the right attention if you are sleepy or too alert. Given this is exactly … 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 →