Journal Entry - October 02 - tosime
- Journal Entry - tosime
Date: October 02
Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
Time: 10:25 a.m.
Duration: 44 minutes (open)
Posture: Seated on chair
Body: Eyes closed,
- tongue tip to pallet,
- hands on knees-index finger touching thumb.
Room Condition: Darkened room
- Two candles
- Essential Oil - (Bergamot+water on burner)
Pre-session: Sip of water
- full body stretch (3 times).
Mind Chatter: Low.
Waves of bliss: None.
Experience: Good Session. Shorter session due to late start.
Result: Some progress, felt a little sleepy.
Due to late start, I wanted to keep it brief. Sort of stumbled on two
arguments, each between two people. Even though it seemed to have nothing to
do with me, I found it hard to take my attention away, so I had to sit it
out for a few moments.
Noticed how I forget more than half of what happens during the meditation.
On so many events, I found myself saying, I am sure I am going to forget
this when the session is over. And I was right. I wonder why this is?
Improving ability to remain without thought. I am doing it more often and
for longer periods. It seems to get easier with practice.
Recalled scenes from a documentary on a brain tumor operation. The patient
was awake while the surgeons removed a tumor from his brain. The patient had
to be awake so that he could tell the surgeons what he was feeling as the
operation took place. In this way the surgeons could avoid removing
important parts of brain tissue. I was stunned by the implications of this.
What if patient was the surgeon and used his own hands to perform the
surgery on himself through mechanical devices and a camera system? It struck
me that maybe this is what we are doing in meditation - using the mind to
heal the mind.
Because I slept late last night, I woke late this morning. I almost decided
not to meditate. Then I remembered how missing a session influences the next
session. So for the sake of tomorrows meditation I decided to have a brief
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tosime"
> Journal Entry - tosimewithout
> Date: November 29 2003
> Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
> Time: 07:55 a.m.
> Duration: 38 minutes (open)
> Posture: Seated on chair
> Body: Eyes closed,
> - Hands on knees
> Room Condition: Darkened room
> - One candle
> - Incense
> - Essential Oil - (Gardenia + water on burner)
> - Full body stretch (3 times).
> - Struck the bell 3 times before starting
> Mind Chatter: Low
> Waves of bliss: None
> Experience: Good Session. First session after about a year
> Result: Recall Session - Getting used to the motions.
> Surprising easy to return to meditation. My body felt as if it were
> automatic pilot - simply did most of the usual things I did withvery
> little thinking on my part.and deeper
> Good physical relaxation. Moved quite quickly through deeper
> states of physical relaxation.slide
> Had the insight that my day to day thinking was like watching a
> show. Each slide would stop if I dwelt on it by thinking about it.If I
> did not, the next slide would appear. Most of my problemscome when I
> dwell too much on each passing thought. The progression ofthoughts is a
> natural process that I interfere with when I dwell too long onany
> particular thought. I should try relaxing more and allowing thethought
> process to take its natural course.Sg: nice to see the site come back to its intention.....