2019-03-06 20:00 45m Metta Bhavana

Type: Metta Bhavana
Read Time: 2 mins


Review

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 some drifting into planning mode. I thought a few times during the meditation about what I would write here. This led on to me questioning if this kind of journaling is a good idea. Having made an intention to push on with this, and to bring a firmer awareness to the meditation I was able to return to the task with a less scattered awareness.

As this progressed I had some pleasant and sleepy sensations from time to time. Generally in the form of a light tingling in the head or a more general warm dullness which lulled me in. Following being absorbed into a moment of this dullness I found myself snapping out. It was quite a similar experience to being about to nod off to sleep and worrying you are about to fall out of bed. This didn’t cause a physical movement but it gave quite a jolt to the mind. I found that there was a hint of white light in the mind’s eye shortly following after this moment. It also lingered for around a minute in the same way as this morning. See Morning Sitting for information on the first time I noticed this light.

Overall a pleasant and relaxing experience.

Classifications

Meditiation Type Metta Bhavana
Meditiation Position Seated Tall Chair
Meditiation Length 45m
Meditiation Stages Stage-2 Stage-2+
Tags Relaxed Energy Calm Tired Impatience White Light Group Session
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