Not sure what happened, but my night sittings seem to be better than the morning ones recently. When I'm sleepy I open my eyes. I start meditation with metta towards people who pissed me off, hurt me, I feel threatened by or heard about in the news. I do it wholeheartedly. Isn't all evil generated either … Continue reading 28 Aug. Concentration.
Last night, I sat for 20 minutes. Poor. Opposing a healthy need for sleep is not meditation. I should have gone to bed. Grumpy afterward. Felt like a person woken up in the middle of the night. Meditation used up that little energy I had left. Attachment to meditation is still an attachment. Makes you do … Continue reading 12 Aug. Waiting for my own funeral.
Last morning I sat for 60 minutes. It was hard. It was great. I wasn't concerned about the quality of sitting that much. So whenever my mind went astray I simply let it go. What a banal slogan. Not anymore - but only after I gave it a meaning through my own practice. For me let … Continue reading 23 Jul. Don’t react.
Yesterday, I sat for an hour in Rigpa Buddhist Centre, Dublin. We didn't talk much. One of the best sittings I've ever had. I realized something new and precious. Thoughts are like reflexes triggered by external or internal stimuli. Trying to control or to stop them is silly and pointless. They are like chills or … Continue reading 13 Jul. Reflexes, reflections and tickles.
Last night's siting was amazing. Literally nothing happened. I should have been exhausted by the time I got to sit. I spent nearly 3 hours driving. I traveled to Wicklow Mountains where I visited the Indian Sculpture Park (can you imagine? In the middle of Irish fields and hills...) and Glendalough where I enjoyed unplanned … Continue reading 10 Jul. How many meditation sessions can you miss in one day?