Journal Entry, Eve-November 1 - Eve
- Hi Eve,
I am not sure if we talked about this before but have you tried focusing on
the pain sensations while you meditate? I sense that the pain may have an
emotional part to it as well as a physical part. Exploring the emotional
part might reduce the overall sensation of pain.
"...I have had physical discomfort during my sessions, which I believe
is just due to getting used to meditating again. I began my session
sitting on the edge of the bed with my eyes closed. After 20 minutes
or so my back began to hurt. The pain got so bad I had to shift
position and lay down on the bed. I opened my eyes at this point to
keep from falling asleep. This worked for a little while then I
noticed my concentration starting to slip and I was getting sleepy,
so I decided to end my session. I noticed that when I lay down on the
bed my back pain went away, but was quickly replaced by tenseness in
my jaw. I couldn't really watch my thoughts because I was too focused
on how my body was feeling..."
- --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Tony" <tosime@b...> wrote:
> Hi Eve,focusing on
> I am not sure if we talked about this before but have you tried
> the pain sensations while you meditate? I sense that the pain mayhave an
> emotional part to it as well as a physical part. Exploring theemotional
> part might reduce the overall sensation of pain.Hi Tony,
I have tried focusing on the pain in the past. It seemed to have a
fluid quality to it; it would come and go depending on much I
concentrated on it. Since it isn't something that comes up everytime
and not really much of a distraction for me, I don't explore it much.
It seems to have gotten better also.