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 wasn’t wasted on me again either that this was in part drifting to thinking about what to write in this review.
I let things settle down and after around 5-8 minutes letting my attention watch both body and breath I turned the focus exclusively to breathing. The attention drifting carried on though, and I decided that I would use a mantra to help keep focus. After changing slightly between just “in” and “out” on the breaths, I eventually settled on “I am breathing in” and “I am breathing out” in my mind alongside the breaths.
This did actually help, and although the wandering was still happening, it was less regular and easier to control. As I entered the later stages of this meditation, I noticed that my body felt very still and this noticing was accompanied by pleasant but mild tranquility. I also noted that although my mind has been wandering more than usual during meditation, I have still been able to find a good level of relaxation in the body.
After the 30 minute gong went, I left the meditation and noted that I carried over some of this additional tranquility.
|Meditiation Type||Awareness of Breath|
|Meditiation Position||Seated Tall Chair|
|Meditiation Stages||Stage-2 Stage-2+|
|Tags||Still Body Mantra Tranquil Impatience|