RE: [Meditation Society of America] Journal Entry - October 05 - tosime
- Journal Entry - tosime
Date: October 05
Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
Time: 09:10 a.m.
Duration: 75 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: Medium.
Waves of bliss: One - slight.
Experience: Very Good Session. Back to Basics.
Result: Feeling very good - reluctant to end.
After I started my session I found myself reading a magazine. This felt very
odd - reading a magazine 'within' your meditation. Saw a tee shirt in the
magazine. I 'pulled' the tee shirt out of the magazine and tried it on. (All
very strange). Decided that anything was OK during this phase of my session
and going back to basics meant no judgment or intervention.
Relaxed into a very good session of good physical relaxation, normal inner
sounds activity and a deeper level of meditation. Learnt the important
lesson of being a watcher or observer of what is happening rather than
trying to manipulate the session. Felt very good. Had a slight wave of
bliss. Very reluctant to end the session.
I have an interpretation of the magazine and tee shirt incident. I am
currently on a weight loss program and I am making good progress. I guess I
am anticipating the time I can read a magazine, see an clothing advert and
buy a form fitting tee shirt I would feel comfortable wearing. Amazing how
your mind uses visual images to project thoughts.
- --- 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.....