As with yesterday morning, I started by setting up my cushion and adding a small amount of essential oil to a warming bowl and lit the candle. I sat down and was pleased to see I could remember the six checkpoints.
Motivation, Goals, Expectations, Dilligence, Distractions and Posture. I started my timer and settled in to start checking my preparations
|Motivation||• Peaceful mind and more focus|
|Goals||• Multi minute periods of attention to breath|
|Possible Distractions||• Busy day of work ahead
• Also a small legal matter
|Posture||• Adjusted feet in crossed legs on two cushions|
Although my preparations went well, I found a lot of wandering during the main session. I did notice at times some absorption into the breath attention, but this was often quickly followed by mind wandering which plagued the last 15 minutes of practice. I will try to increase focus in future sessions.