Re: Journal Entry - tosime
- --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Tony" <tosime@l...> in
sharing his meditation experience, wrote:
> Occasional mind chatter included a humorous Tom and Jerry clip.Sensed some activity below the surface but nothing came into my
consciousness. For instance, I heard a brief, faint bell-like sound
in my left ear...
Comment: Tony, Have we discussed the traditional way to listen to
inner sounds is to focus on the right side? I know that this time the
sound came spontaneously from the left, and that's not "wrong" or
anything like that, but if the intention is to do an inner ear
meditation, right is right. Right! Also, ain't the mind
fascinating...Saints Tom and Jerry! What grace!
- --- 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.....