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Filtering on type: awareness-of-breath

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I went into the office sneaking away from the children this morning. I set up and used essential oil […] I had some trouble with the preparations this morning. I had to restart several times before completing. I had a good posture but was a little tired and achy. After literally two or three … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
This morning was a Saturday and I managed to start after a coffee and some TV with my eldest. I was in a good relaxed mood as I sat down. I added some essential oil as usual and set up the cushions. […] As I sat this morning I did the internal preparations well. There was a readiness and … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I came downstairs with the children just before 7am. I had a coffee and sat watching them a little. I had only had a single meal yesterday which was lunch, so I would consider that I was in a slightly fasted state. I also felt a little tired and achy, but the coffee pretty much got rid of that as it … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
Tonight I Attended a local Buddhist centres evening class. Having been on a slight break from the normal routing I was curious about how I might find it. This I believe had at least lowered my expectations, which I believe might be a good thing. […] Before we take to our seats for the mindful … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
Having not meditated for a week I was expecting to be in for a difficult session. I waited until the children were off to the school run and then I chose to sit on a dining room chair. Even though I was very tired and had been up in the night, it felt good to be sitting to meditate. […] I … Read More →
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 →