Journal Entry - tosime
- Journal Entry - tosime
Date: June 06
Type: (1) Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
Type: (2) Chi Kung
Time: 7:15 a.m.
Duration: (1) 65 minutes (open)
Duration: (2) 20 minutes (timed)
Posture: (1) Seated on chair, eyes closed, tongue tip to pallet
Posture: (2) Standing (Zhan Zhuang)
Condition: (1) Dark room. Candles. Incense. Essential Oil - Bergamot
(in burner). Bell.
Condition: (2) Normal room.
Experience: Good session. Sleepy - apparently I nodded off several
times. Had 7 waves of endorphins.
Insights: (a) Preparation to meditation. A series of gentle actions
helps me prepare for meditation.
1) Mind - bring to the surface the key issues that could distract
during meditation. Acknowledgement reduces the potential for
2) Positive encouragement - Develop the attitude that this will be an
3) Stimulate each sense - Tunes the body to a receptive state. Sight -
candles. Smell - incense/oil. Taste - sip of water. Hearing - gentle
ringing of bell (note; since this is an inner sounds meditation, I
listen closely to the fading reverberations as a way of attenuating
my hearing). Touch - light stretch.
Insights: (b) Experienced 7 waves of endorphin release - very
pleasant, almost distracting. Developing the ability to draw out
these waves. I listen for the indicative inner sound then draw it out
with encouraging thoughts - all very subtle.
Questions: Very little mind chatter today - I wonder if it was
because I was a little sleepy? Could not be sure if I nodded off or
not; how does one handle being sleepy during meditation? I felt very
refreshed afterwards and the session appeared to go well.
PS - Could others please share their journal entries.
- --- 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.....