29 Dec. Faith. Worry.

Despite my diligence in practice, for the past few weeks, my mind has been constantly bombarded by worry and angst. I'm practising concentration using mindfulness of breathing. I haven't achieved jhanas yet, at best access concentration. But it's so pleasant, so quiet, so still... On the cushion. Off the cushion, however... it's a whole different story. So … Continue reading 29 Dec. Faith. Worry.

8 Oct. Stress and worry, and the wisdom of the body.

Friday night - not even 10 minutes of mantra meditation. Exhausted. Drowsy. Saturday morning, an hour: 40 minutes of mantra followed by 20 minutes of mindfulness of breath. Not enough sleep. Racing thoughts, but also quite a few moments of total silence. Hard work. A lot of nonsensical thoughts created by the tired mind. No point … Continue reading 8 Oct. Stress and worry, and the wisdom of the body.