- Today I took my blood pressure at noon (per doctor's instructions),
then, out of curiousity, practiced the Soham meditation and again took
my blood pressure. It was 20 points lower after meditation!
I also did a search on vipassana meditation and found a teaching center
in Fresno. I applied for a ten-day learning session in July. I hope my
age and medical status does not cause them to reject me, but,
whatever, at least I no longer feel so totally stuck.
Thank you, everyone.
- I seem to have moved to "a level" -- don't know whether I would call it
beginning or not. Anyway, one day about a week ago, I started "seeing"
waves of dark and light while meditating. It started with an irregularly
shaped spot of light which I focused on. Then I noticed a wave starting
in the lower left and I concentrated on letting that flow. Now I seem to
be reaching that state, however briefly, during almost every meditation.
Sometimes the waves have color.
I meditate for 30 minutes shortly after rising and another 30 minutes
around noon. If I think about writing anything down, I turn into my "writer-
lecturer" mode during the meditation, and that seems counter-
productive, so I don't do any journaling.
My blood pressure is down more consistently.
I go for another sleep study tonight and hope I can use some of this to
release the tension of being taped up with sensors and wires. Would be
nice to actually sleep for my sleep study.