Journal Entry- Eve, November 6
- Date: November 6, 2002
Duration: 45 minutes (open)
Position: Sitting cross-legged on the bed, hands resting on lap, eyes
Technique: Body and breath awareness; chanted OM silently
My concentration was medium to high today and so was mind chatter. I
was able to stay focused for most of the time. I noticed a lot of
tension in different parts of body. It wasn't painful, just tense. I
didn't really explore it, just noted it. I closed the door so my cats
couldn't come in and bother me, but somehow they figured out how to
open the door. This made me laugh out loud several times, although I
did not open my eyes or take my focus off my breathing.
When I was starting to think that it was time to end my session, I
asked myself "how to you know it's time to end?" The answers that
came were that I've been sitting for a while and I have things to do
today, my legs are starting to hurt form sitting in this position,
and I am getting impatient. Impatient for what? I sat for a couple
more minutes then ended my session. Incidentally, my session was
longer than usual today. Felt relaxed and awake afterwards.
- --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., eveneon <no_reply@y...>
> didn't really explore it, just noted it. I closed the door so mycats
> couldn't come in and bother me, but somehow they figured out howto
> open the door. This made me laugh out loud several times, althoughI
> did not open my eyes or take my focus off my breathing.Hello all.
Yes, my cats are quite a problem sometimes. I make sure they're
outside and the catdoor locked but they keep "knocking" on it with
their paws and creating a big racket. Between them and other noises
that I can't prevent, I have to meditate with music and other
soothing noises (i.e. fans...) going on. Sometimes they work, but
if the cats get too roudy then I have to give up.