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Filtering on type: awareness-of-breath

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’d not sat formally for a while, although I have done quite a few sessions in the time since my last formal entry here. I prepared the essential oils and lit a candle. Sitting to do this again in the office felt good. I was a little tired and achy, but I wanted to do the session. […] I … 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 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: 1 mins
I’d had to wait until the afternoon before I had a chance to sit. I was fairly tired […] This was probably not a very good time to meditate. I was tired and sleepy, but I wanted to have the session anyway so I didn’t miss a day. I sat and found a pleasant stillness. Some thinking … 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 →