Journal Entries


Filtering on stage: stage-4

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I Woke up very tired due to a busy few days with poor sleep quality. I came down and had a strong coffee before setting up in the usual way. […] It felt good to sit again this morning. I actually sat yesterday morning too but didn’t find the time to write about it. I also went to the … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I’d had a bad nights sleep as the youngest is under the weather. I was downstairs a little later than I would have liked. I had a big coffee, relaxed for 20 minutes slipped into my office. […] This felt like a very average session. There is not much to say, I did my preparation steps … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
After a bad nights sleep, I got into my office to meditate. I did do a session yesterday, which was interrupted after twenty minutes. I chose not to journal it later. Today I set up the essential oil and sat on the cushions. I was looking forward to having a proper session again. […] It felt … 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: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was awake and downstairs with the children since about 6am. Having a slower start and a coffee put me in a good mood, although I was a little tired having had to get up earlier today. About ten to seven the chance came to go into my office. I prepared the essential oil and cushions in the usual … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 4 mins
This was the second session of my two planned hour long sessions this weekend. This time I was starting in the morning slot I prefer where the focus is better. I’d also had a good nights sleep and although a little tired still, I felt that this would wear off a little as the session went on. I … 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: 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 →