2019-03-08 8:32am 30m - Morning Sitting

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins


Review

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 wandering which has been a theme for about a week. I decided again to use an internal mantra, counting 1-2-3-4 as I breathed in, and the same on the out breath.

This was, like yesterdays walking meditation, an effective method of keeping attention. The regular wandering was still happening, however, it did not allow attention to fully drift. I was able to keep awareness of the breath and count for a long period. When a thought interrupted, it felt as though this count was still happening on the peripheral and I was able to switch it back. That said, I still did have a lot of thoughts, but I kept this going for several minutes. My body also felt quite still, although not at the same level as earlier in the week.

About 22-25 minutes in, I started to drift into a fantasy world which eventually drew the full attention away. I was pleased with the period that had just gone and I did not scald myself. I realised that I had fallen into a trap, and even when I bought the attention back to my breath, I could not regain the same level of attention. The end of the meditation mostly drifted out this way. In part, this was also because I knew it was due to end soon.

Classifications

Meditiation Type Awareness of Breath
Meditiation Position Seated Tall Chair
Meditiation Length 30m
Meditiation Stages Stage-2 Stage-2+
Tags Busy Mind Rushed
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