Journal Entries


Filtering on tag: calm

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was awake and came downstairs at 6am. I made my usual coffee and read a little. It’s been a while since I picked up the book the mind illuminated. I decided to drop back a little and re-read Stage 4, which is where I am currently focusing. Today instead of the counting, I wanted to use this … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was awake and downstairs with the children since about 6am. Having a slower start and a coffee put me in a good mood, although I was a little tired having had to get up earlier today. About ten to seven the chance came to go into my office. I prepared the essential oil and cushions in the usual … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I went into the office sneaking away from the children this morning. I set up and used essential oil […] I had some trouble with the preparations this morning. I had to restart several times before completing. I had a good posture but was a little tired and achy. After literally two or three … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
This morning I had decided to wait until the youngest was on his way to nursery. I set up with some essential oil. My eldest wanted to join in. She had grabbed a pair of her own cushions and sat next to me. I explained that she could sit with me and quietly watch her breath if she liked. Knowing … 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
Starting just before seven am, I had a choice between doing the session now, with noisy children in the background, or waiting until they left for school. Deciding to start now I set out my cushions and lit the essential oil diffuser. […] I was not working today, so I had one less distraction … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
This morning I was up in my preferred early slot again. After sitting with a coffee I came into my office, set out some essential oils and prepared the cushions. […] As I settled into position on the floor I had about a minute sitting quietly before I remembered to set the timer. I had set … Read More →
Type: Metta Bhavana
Read Time: 2 mins
Following the previous walking meditation I was quite ready to sit down and do Metta Bhavana. I Used a firm backed chair and raised the back two legs very slightly to help maintain a straight spinal position. We started by briefly scanning awareness over the body. I maintained fair attention but had … Read More →