Journal Entries


Filtering on tag: checking

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I need to get on the road this morning. So this might be a quick review! I got set up and I’d already had a coffee I went into my office to set up. I lit a candle for the essential oil and sat cross-legged. […] Although I was tired this morning, there was not a lot of talking in my … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I’ve had a bad nights sleep coming into this meditation. I set up with essential oil as usual and sat on the cushions. There were some thinking and dullness present, but I felt glad to be sitting down to meditate Today again instead of the counting, I wanted to use this continuous checking to … Read More →
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 in a fasted state this morning having not eaten the day before. I wasn’t feeling hungry though. In fact, I didn’t really notice any difference in feeling. I had my morning coffee and set up just after 7. […] I was thinking a lot today. I found myself easily distracted while … 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: 4 mins
This was the second session of my two planned hour long sessions this weekend. This time I was starting in the morning slot I prefer where the focus is better. I’d also had a good nights sleep and although a little tired still, I felt that this would wear off a little as the session went on. I … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
It was quite late in the evening. My girlfriend had just gone to bed and I was starting the first of the two planned hour long sessions. I’d had a little coffee but was still tired. I set up some essential oil and put the cushions down in the front room. […] As I sat a noticed a sleepy … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I got out of bed a few minutes before 6am and came down to get a coffee. Being up early gave me time to read into stage 4 a bit further. I found that as suspected I was working within this stage on my more stable sessions. Reading on it suggested that the practice of checking should become … Read More →