2019-05-07 7:00 35m Morning Sitting

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins


Preparation

After a bad nights sleep, I got into my office to meditate. I did do a session yesterday, which was interrupted after twenty minutes. I chose not to journal it later. Today I set up the essential oil and sat on the cushions. I was looking forward to having a proper session again.

Motivation
  • Peaceful mind and more focus
  • More presence in daily life
Goals
  • Count to 40 after the out-breath. When that is finished, count to 40, counting before the in-breath. Any remaining time is to be used on breathing with no count
Possible Distractions
  • Children interupting, or making lots of noise
Posture
  • Seated on a pair of cushions on the floor - cross legged.

Review

It felt good right away this morning. I think my mind longed for the calm of meditation after a bad nights sleep and a long weekend of broken sessions. I had the internal preparation steps clear in my head and the body scan was also effortless. There was a little thinking as I moved to the breath, but once I started the count, the counting remained firm and uninterrupted.

I found a mild joy in sitting this morning. I think this was born from the contentment of not wanting to be elsewhere. I found a few still and tranquil moment, especially during the first 15-20 minutes.

After I finished the two counts to 40, I moved to a more general awareness of breathing with checking / introspective awareness. As normal there was more thinking popping up during this period, I think I will carry on developing here, maybe by reducing the count. Towards the end a very subtle form of impatience developed, I even checked the timer with 5 minutes remaining, making an excuse to myself as I had Bluetooth headphones on and I wanted to see they were still ok. I’ll have to stop this creeping in.

Classifications

Meditiation Type Awareness of Breath
Meditiation Position Seated Floor Cushion
Meditiation Length 35m
Meditiation Stages Stage-3+ Stage-4
Tags Relaxed Energy Joy Tranquil
Satisfaction Rating 8
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