Journal Entries


Filtering on tag: busy-mind

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
This morning I got downstairs around 6:15am and read for a short time while having a coffee. The house was quiet again, and I set up my cushions and added a little essential oil to the diffuser and lit the candle. On sitting down, I found that I was quite fidgety, and struggled to find a comfortable … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I was downstairs today about 6am which gave me the time to read for 20 minutes and have a coffee. I thought I would try to look again at dullness, as recommended in stage 3. The thought occurred that as it was a weekend, and very quiet it may be quite likely to show up again today. I came into the … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
Again this morning I was slightly later than I would have liked, partially again due to odd sleeping arrangements last night. I came downstairs alone as this was the weekend and had a quick coffee and read a little of “The Mind Illuminated”. Around 15 minutes later, I went into my … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was slightly later than I would have liked, partially due to odd sleeping arrangements last night. When I got the chance I snuck off into my office, laid out the cushions and set up the essential oil diffuser. […] As I sat this morning I felt my posture was a little more comfortable than … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
As I was up quite early this morning, I had a quick coffee, read the book a little and started. Today I decided to start using a technique called “checking”. This is where you use some introspective awareness to check in with yourself and become aware of any distractions which might … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
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 … Read More →