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