Journal Entries


Filtering on tag: impatience

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 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: 3 mins
Although I was back from my holiday, I was not working today. This was just as well since my youngest was ill and needed some attention. I was also annoyed about a family matter yesterday. This had trickled over into today and was still on my mind. I didn’t get to start until nearly 10:45am … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I chose to start this morning before the children had left as I had narrowly missed the chance to sneak down while they were still asleep. I knew there might be some noises or interruptions, but I wanted to get going with my day. […] I went through the preparations and maintained a fairly … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I noticed a bit of a chesty cough this morning. I guess this has been related to my being ill recently and it’s the tail end of the effects. As I prepared the essential oil I also used a little nose spray to help my breathing. My nose was also a little blocked. Then go seated on the cushions … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 1 mins
I’d had less sleep than normal and was starting in the early time slot. I was ready to start and get this ‘over and one with’ which is probably not the best way to begin! […] This was a difficult session. I lost focus very easily and realised I was getting quite intense pins … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was again unable to do my daily meditation this morning due mostly to not getting out of bed early being followed by childcare commitments. I started this quite late in the evening when my main day has been finished. I decided to use a pair of cushions stacked and to meditate on the floor in my … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I begin in the usual morning way. Getting comfortable in an upright position and scanning attention through the body while noting the breath. I noticed quickly that my attention was again drifting regularly to planning and thinking. This seems to be particularly common in the last few days. It … Read More →