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Filtering on tag: checking

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 →
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
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 →