Journal Entries


Filtering on tag: impatience

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I had had a broken nights sleep. It took me a while to drift off, and I was awake again at 5am with the youngest wanting milk. It was broad daylight at 5am, and even with the blinds down, the room was too bright for me to sleep. After laying comfortably for a while half awake and asleep I decided to … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I woke early this morning at about 5:50am. I had a good energy and I came downstairs to sit quietly. I enjoyed about 20 minutes of quiet time before my eldest awoke and came in. We sat for a little while before I went off to meditate. […] This morning I got through the preparations well, I … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
Having not meditated for a week I was expecting to be in for a difficult session. I waited until the children were off to the school run and then I chose to sit on a dining room chair. Even though I was very tired and had been up in the night, it felt good to be sitting to meditate. […] 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 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 →