Journal Entry - tosime
- Notes: Posting your meditation journal is an excellent opportunity to
share your meditation experience so others can learn from your
insights and reflect on their own practice. You will find that
posting a journal is a good motivator for regular, progressive
meditation. Please use any format you wish. Feel free to ask
questions in your post, respond to questions in other posts and
comment on any aspect of each entry. While meditating, be careful to
avoid a mind commentary that anticipates posting a journal entry as
this can distract from your meditation session. Avoid judging your
sessions based on what you read posted by others.
Journal Entry - tosime
Date: June 28
Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
Variation: Focus on breath
Time: 07:05 a.m.
Duration: 77 minutes (open)
Posture: Seated on chair
Body: Eyes closed, tongue tip to pallet, hands on knees-index finger
Condition: Dark room. Candles. Incense. Essential Oil (Bergamot
+ water on burner). Bell.
Experience: Good session. Decided to explore the waves of bliss since
it has been sometime since I experienced them. The flickering candles
had died by the end of my session and I noticed that the session went
better without the distraction of the flickering candles.
Mind Chatter: Medium.
Waves of bliss: 6-8 waves (different types).
Notes: The waves of bliss come at stage three of my meditation. So to
explore them I had to pass the first two stages. I went surprising
quickly through the first two stages with little mind chatter. When I
got to stage three the waves came lightly. I tried inducing them and
found myself inducing sensual pleasures with associated waves, which
were different in character. I had about two or three of these. I
then tried focusing on different parts of my body and found that this
action also induces waves of bliss, but again these had a different
character or feel to them. I then went back to normal meditation
(without inducing waves) and noticed that the original waves (the
first type) continued. The original waves are deeper and more
authentic (for want of a better word). The induced waves felt more
artificial even though they were pleasant.
Insights: While meditating there are different types of waves of
bliss. The ones that arise naturally, without inducement have a
superior more authentic feel to induced waves. This indicates that
following the natural path during meditation is best. Inducing waves
is distracting and tends to keep you stuck at particular stage in
meditation. For continued progress in meditation it might be better
to allow the waves of bliss to come and go naturally and not become
attached to them.
Questions: What types of bliss have you experienced during
meditation? What happens when you try to induce the waves of bliss?
How did the waves of bliss start?
- --- 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.....