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Re: Journal Entry December 01; 2003 - Tony

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  • Onniko
    ... sessions. ... avoid ... state. If ... different. ... Have a ... are purer ... each ... sharing a ... What a good question! A long time ago, I kept
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      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "tosime"
      <tosime@b...> wrote:
      > 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)
      > Pre-session:
      > - 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
      state. If
      > my physical state changed, the meditation experience would be
      > My physical state moved through distinct stages of relaxation.
      Have a
      > sense that the experiences at deeper stages of relaxation
      are "purer"
      > 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
      sharing a
      > 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
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