Somehow I manage to meditate twice a day again. I'm delighted. My mind is noisier on the out-breaths. It is quite easy to be focused on the in-breaths. I notice the pause between each breath. When I notice that I'm thinking I bring my attention back to the space between the breaths - and that … Continue reading 15 June. Namo Amithabaya.
When I meditated tonight it occurred to me that thoughts are like breaths. That thinking is like breathing. That each thought - just like a single breath - has a beginning, peak and end. I contribute this discovery to my recent reading about Mahamudra and the "pointing-out instructions". So I sat there looking at each thought … Continue reading 14 Jun. A thought. A breath.
I managed to meditate over the weekend. My sittings were not as long as I would hope for. Because... family life. When I meditate I use Insight Timer app. But over the past few weeks - on top of my usual practice - I meditated at random times without using any timer whatsoever. When my … Continue reading 11 June. “Path of Ultimate Profundity.”
I went out drinking on Saturday. I had to. I'm not interested at all in losing my mindfulness and that tiny amount of wisdom I have managed to acquire to the most useless of all the drugs - alcohol. But due to the social and cultural aspects of drinking sometimes it is extremely hard to … Continue reading 5 Jun. Mahamudra.
I sat for an hour this morning. I didn't get enough sleep so my mind was scattered. And that was fine. Each time I managed to realise that I was not focused felt like a small victory. My morning meditation was also a great opportunity to observe the quality of my thoughts. It reminded me … Continue reading 2 Jun. Faith.
I tried to sit longer on Saturday. But my kids woke up and I had to stop just after 5 minutes. I managed to sit for an hour on Sunday. I have injured my left knee at the gym last week so I sat in the chair. 40 minutes of mindfulness of the breath and … Continue reading 27 May. My inner child.
I woke up at 5AM. I sat to meditate at 5.10. I fell asleep. I woke up at 5.37. I left for work.