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> Journal Entry - tosime
> Date: December 01 2003
> Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
> Time: 06:30 a.m.
> Duration: 30 minutes (open)
> Posture: Seated on chair
> Body: Eyes closed,
> - Hands on knees
> - Index finger touching thumb
> 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: Fair Session. Focused on preparation
> Result: Quiet relaxed session - not as satisfying as other
> Saw preparation for meditation as a form of mediation. I need to
> making it too complicated since the real purpose is the inner
> preparation as my mind and body get ready for the session.
> Noticed how each meditation experience reflected my physical
> my physical state changed, the meditation experience would be
> My physical state moved through distinct stages of relaxation.
> sense that the experiences at deeper stages of relaxation
> since they have much les influence from my physical state.
> Good insight from previous session helped today as dwelt less on
> passing thought.
> Question: What is the influence on meditation of keeping and
> meditation journal?
What a good question! A long time ago, I kept journals and they did
do something and it was a good thing they did but I can't place
exactly what it was. Maybe, it is somehow related to the way the
athlete is said to improve what he does just by going over it in his