Journal Entries


Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
Although I was back from my holiday, I was not working today. This was just as well since my youngest was ill and needed some attention. I was also annoyed about a family matter yesterday. This had trickled over into today and was still on my mind. I didn’t get to start until nearly 10:45am … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I only just managed to get this session started in time. In fact, I had been writing the March round up when I saw the time slipping away and decided to start. You can find the march roundup here […] This was the first of the new 35 minute sessions. I knew I was feeling very tired. But I … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
As the rest of my family had one by one fallen asleep, I had the chance to meditate. I was hoping to do the same afterward! We were still on our holiday I went into the bedroom, and set up on the stool at the foot of the bed and tried to stay away to do the preparations. […] I was very tired … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
We woke up on our family weekend away. It was a broken night as the children woke up a few times. After some quick toast and coffee, the chance to sneak off presented itself. It was just after seven am, I had a choice between doing the session now, with noisy children in the background, or waiting … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
Starting just before seven am, I had a choice between doing the session now, with noisy children in the background, or waiting until they left for school. Deciding to start now I set out my cushions and lit the essential oil diffuser. […] I was not working today, so I had one less distraction … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
This morning I was up in my preferred early slot again. After sitting with a coffee I came into my office, set out some essential oils and prepared the cushions. […] As I settled into position on the floor I had about a minute sitting quietly before I remembered to set the timer. I had set … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
The meditation was the second part of a local evening class at a Buddhist center. I’ve not been since the Metta Bhavana Session session a couple of weeks back due to work commitments and illness. As the second half of the class began we had a few words on meditation while seated before … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
The meditation was the first part of a local evening class at a Buddhist center. I’ve not been since the Metta Bhavana Session session a couple of weeks back due to work commitments and illness. It was good to be back this week and the session was awareness of breath. (It alternates between … Read More →