- Date: September 5
Position: Sitting in chair, eyes closed, hands resting on knees,
Technique: Body and breath awareness
Variation: Chanted OM silently
Not much to say about today's session. Mind chatter was very high,
and my concentration was so-so. Didn't seem to really get in
a "witnessing" space. I'm feeling kind of blah today. Slight headache
and a little cranky.
- Hi Eve,
The sound you can hear comes up not only during meditation but at any time
you become present enough to "listen" to yourself.
I have found I have up to 5 or more different voices depending on the
situation and my frame of mind. My typical voice is a logical, reasoning
type of person - a bit like a college professor I think! I sometimes have
the voice of child-like astonishment. A very long time ago (over 25 years) I
was very surprised to hear a dark, mysterious, frightening voice telling me
to stop playing mind games and go to sleep.
As you get to know your different voices you get a better picture of your
frame of mind at the time. The next stage might involve switching voices
when you need a different way of looking at a situation. A further stage
still might be inventing a new voice to achieve a desired effect. But maybe
that is going too far in the wrong direction. Keeping it simple might be a
better approach. If it happens we notice a change in voice at any time we
can simply take that into account.