1408Journal Entry - November 26 - tosime
- Nov 26, 2002Journal Entry - tosime
Date: November 26
Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
Time: 07:35 a.m.
Duration: 36 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
- Incense - one stick
- Essential Oil - (Precious flowers+water on burner)
Pre-session: Ring Bell
- Sip of water
- Ear plugs
- full body stretch (3 times).
Previous day's influence: None.
Mind Chatter: Low - Medium.
Waves of bliss: None.
Experience: Good Session.
It was hard to close my eyes in the beginning. I felt some muscle movement
as my body relaxed. Saw the close link between thoughts and subtle muscle
tension. Not sure which influenced which in that muscle tension also
Saw into the future where we all wear devices that measure whole body muscle
tension and sends a signal to a device we wear in our ear. This device
trains us to relax during the day and alerts us to how we respond
subconsciously to people and events (as well as our thoughts). I was reading
the instructions on the best place to place the device on the body since
different people had different ideal spots.
Lots of future thoughts - my future in different directions. Had a good
sense that we actually create what we think of as reality.
Good body sensitivity without the usual deep levels of relaxation - wondered
if reaching deeper levels of physical relaxation was the best approach to
making progress in meditation.
Stopped thought for a brief period just to relax and enjoy the stillness in
the meditation. This did not last long as more thoughts came in through the
back door. These thoughts convinced me that since I was in complete control,
it did not matter what I thought about since I could always stop the
thoughts at any time. Famous last thoughts!
Came out of the meditation thinking I had spent an hour only to find it just
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