I was awake quite early this morning and after a coffee, I chose to come in and sit just after 7am. I had good energy but was tired.
As I first sat it took a little while to get my internal preparations straight in my mind. I’ve come to realise that I do want to set the motivation as release from suffering, in the Buddhist sense. Also having not journaled my entries for a while, and missing a few sessions, I’ve come to believe again that the benefits of journalling the sessions outweigh the negatives of the extra time and maintenance needed. Journalling has also got me sometimes labelling events during the meditation, instead of being entirely present. This effect does seem to be waning over time though.
Today I focused a little wider, using body awareness alongside the breath. For some periods this was very successful, and the awareness of the body served as a slightly wider awareness, while the breath offered a focal point. There was some additional thinking while doing things this way creeping in, over the usual counting method I start with. I think this could become a very pleasant way to sit with a little further practice. I’ll be trying this again tomorrow for sure.
|Meditiation Type||Awareness of Breath|
|Meditiation Position||Seated Floor Cushion|
|Meditiation Stages||Stage-3 Stage-3+|