Inspired by this blog post here I thought about desire. That I have never really considered it to be a form of suffering. Not getting what I want - yes, that's suffering! But desire - no. The more I think about it the more I understand that desire is like physical pain, like loneliness, like … Continue reading 13 Sep. Desire.
Meditation is going great. Again. For now. Effortless. My attention is somewhere between the stillness and the emptiness of my body, steady and mechanical movement of my breath and the lively stream of thoughts. When I'm focused my thoughts stop flowing. When I'm not, the thinking process begins. The longer I manage to stay focused the … Continue reading 12 Nov. No funny hats required.
Saturday morning - 40 minutes. Until my daughter woke up. I was hoping to sit much longer than that. Saturday night - 30 minutes. Sunday night - 20 minutes. Each of them - great: Whenever a thought arose I remembered that the present moment always overwrites the past. So as soon as I realized that my … Continue reading 18 Sep. Dark clouds on the horizon.
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.
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?