Today, I woke up at 3 AM. Not that I wasn't tired. I desperately needed sleep. But I couldn't fall asleep again. It's getting ridiculous. I have serious issues with sleep. This only shows how poor meditator I am. Five years of practice, over 100 posts on the blog about meditation and yet I can't … Continue reading 8 Dec. More meditation. More sleeplessness.
Yesterday, I woke up at 4 AM and could not fall asleep again. I felt a bit sick (nothing major – a cold or some other seasonal delight). Nevertheless, I had my two damn good coffees, and around 5AM I was as good as new, so I sat to meditate. The darkness, silence, and stillness … Continue reading 8 Dec. Pure Land.
This morning I woke up at 4.30 AM. Since I was up anyway I thought that I could as well spend the next hour sitting on a meditation cushion in the cold, dark living room staring at the back of my eyelids. I did exactly that: 60 delightful minutes of observing my mind spitting out … Continue reading 5 Dec. A meditator. A father.
My daughter (who is always first to wake up) disturbed my morning meditation on Saturday morning. What was supposed to be an hour long sitting became 20 minutes long mind wandering. I'm ok with that. On Sunday, I sat a little bit earlier, set the timer for two hours. Soon, I realised that I forgot … Continue reading 4 Dec. Long sitting. Buddho.
This morning the temperature dropped below water's freezing point. I meditated at 6 am in a cold dark living room. I had to put a winter hat on, otherwise sneezing and runny nose would have ruined my meditation. I lit a candle and an incense stick next to my Buddha statue. I like the candlelight and … Continue reading 1 Dec. One word.
I missed meditation several times over the past few days. (So what? Yes, I'm a poor meditator and not the brightest sparks out there, but I won’t use meditation as a stick to bash myself over the head with…) I have this thing for working out and dieting. My most recent diet exhausted my body and … Continue reading 30 Nov. Mitch Hedberg. A swampland flower.
I have stumbled upon a very interesting fact – that Christians (accidentally and unknowingly) celebrate Buddha as one of their saints on 27 November! Apparently, Buddha was added to Christian calendars in Middle Ages under name Josaphat: on 26 August for Greek Orthodox, on 27 November for Catholics. The story of Christian saint Josaphat goes as follows: Josaphat … Continue reading 27 Nov. Buddha.