Journal Entries


Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was again unable to do my daily meditation this morning due mostly to not getting out of bed early being followed by childcare commitments. I started this quite late in the evening when my main day has been finished. I decided to use a pair of cushions stacked and to meditate on the floor in my … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 1 mins
Due to morning commitments and a little procrastination, I decided to leave today’s meditation until the evening. I was also expecting some free time so this helped me push it back in my own mind. It was fairly late by the time I could get to sit down, and I had also not long eaten my dinner. … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I started this meditation in the same way as the others this week. I sat down and let loosely allowed my attention to scan over the body while noting the breaths. This initial settling period took around three minutes before I moved exclusively to the breath. I was aware that I still had the regular … Read More →
Type: Walking
Read Time: 2 mins
I started out with the intention to maintain awareness on the soles of my feet as I walked. I had planned a pleasant route, about 15 minutes long with a steep hill in the middle which would take around five minutes of that. I set out at a fairly normal pace, just a little slower than my usual … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I begin in the usual morning way. Getting comfortable in an upright position and scanning attention through the body while noting the breath. I noticed quickly that my attention was again drifting regularly to planning and thinking. This seems to be particularly common in the last few days. It … Read More →
Type: Metta Bhavana
Read Time: 2 mins
Following the previous walking meditation I was quite ready to sit down and do Metta Bhavana. I Used a firm backed chair and raised the back two legs very slightly to help maintain a straight spinal position. We started by briefly scanning awareness over the body. I maintained fair attention but had … Read More →
Type: Walking
Read Time: 1 mins
This meditation was performed as an introduction as part of a Metta Bhavana meditation evening at a local Buddhist center. We walked slowing around the room in two circles, with the aim of being mindful of the bodily sensations as you move. I do sometimes practice mindfulness while walking. Tonight … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I came into this meditation in a slightly impatient state, as I had been waiting for the day to begin. I was otherwise fairly relaxed and looking forward to sitting. I started in the same way as usual, sitting and briefly scanning my attention through the body. I got comfortable and noted my initial … Read More →