- Date:July 15, 2002
Time : 6:30am
Duration: 50 minutes (open)
Technique: Body and breath awareness
Position: Sitting in chair, eyes closed, hands resting on knees,
Slow start today. I was having trouble staying focused, but
eventually my concentration got stronger. Started off by chanting OM
silently, but it seemed like too much effort so I decided to
visualize Om instead. This helped. As my session progressed, I kept
my focus most of the time. My back began to hurt a little, but I
didn't feel like shifting my meditation to a healing visualization,
so I just ignored the back pain and after I while I didn't notice it
any more. Longer than normal session today .
- Hi Eve,
The sound you can hear comes up not only during meditation but at any time
you become present enough to "listen" to yourself.
I have found I have up to 5 or more different voices depending on the
situation and my frame of mind. My typical voice is a logical, reasoning
type of person - a bit like a college professor I think! I sometimes have
the voice of child-like astonishment. A very long time ago (over 25 years) I
was very surprised to hear a dark, mysterious, frightening voice telling me
to stop playing mind games and go to sleep.
As you get to know your different voices you get a better picture of your
frame of mind at the time. The next stage might involve switching voices
when you need a different way of looking at a situation. A further stage
still might be inventing a new voice to achieve a desired effect. But maybe
that is going too far in the wrong direction. Keeping it simple might be a
better approach. If it happens we notice a change in voice at any time we
can simply take that into account.