1360Journal Entry - November 12 - tosime
- Nov 12, 2002I am still having problems managing a flood of mails so I am simply posting
regular stuff for the time being.
Journal Entry - tosime
Date: November 12
Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
Time: 07:40 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes (open)
Posture: Seated on chair
Body: Eyes closed,
- tongue tip to pallet,
- hands on knees-index finger touching thumb.
Room Condition: Darkened room
- One candle
- Essential Oil - (Lavender+water on burner)
Pre-session: Sip of water
- full body stretch (3 times).
Previous day's influence: Second yoga class.
Mind Chatter: Medium.
Waves of bliss: Two.
Experience: Excellent Session.
Had many, varied experiences today - I will be lucky if I can remember half
Decided to reach a no-mind state without thinking about the process. No
analogies, just a simple stilling my mind.
Before then, I went through the usual period of physical relaxation and
giving my mind freedom to roam until I was relaxed enough to start a gradual
shut down in thinking.
During this period I saw how the previous day's incidents surfaced inside
different situations. For example a feeling of curiosity about something I
saw would surface as the same feeling coming up in a different situation.
Once I saw the link to the previous day's incidence, the whole scene
dissolved. As soon as I understood the process, I did not have to wait for
the new scene to play itself out. All I needed to do was recognize the
feeling and link it to the previous day's incidence and I could pass that
episode much quicker than before. Did this a few times and it accelerated my
movement through that phase or stage in my meditation.
After stilling my mind, I felt stirrings of a wave of bliss. Just after the
initial stirring I had this "knowing" that this wave would peak (most
stirrings do not peak). There was no physical or "mental" indication that it
would peak - just a strange knowing that seemed to have no form. My wave
peaked. I then focused on the "knowing" and my whole body erupted as if to
confirm that I had discovered something very important. My lower back (where
I had felt pain) adjusted itself as if to confirm that this was what it was
trying to tell me all the time. I had another wave of bliss.
This intuitive sensation seems like an important door I have just opened.
The problem is that the door has no visible handle or frame - nothing that
would make it look like a door. You only knew it was a door when you went
through it and noticed the difference in how the world appeared.
By now all the other experiences during this meditation have faded from
memory. This was a beautiful session. I can imagine how empty life would be
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