Journal Entry - August 15 - tosime
- Journal Entry - tosime
Date: August 15
Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
Time: 07:20 a.m.
Duration: 71 minutes (open)
Posture: Seated on chair
Body: Eyes closed, tongue tip to pallet, hands on knees-index finger
Condition: Darkened room. Two candles. Incense. Essential Oil - (Bergamot
+ water on burner). Bell.
Mind Chatter: Medium.
Waves of bliss: one (slight).
Experience: Good session - Satisfying
Result: Was not sure if I would continue with yesterday's exploration of
sense awareness. I "went with the flow" and was simply open to whatever
happened. Good session, a lot of exploration and discovery. Detected that
mind chatter went in waves. From periods of high activity to periods of low
activity (when I made no attempt to still the mind). I noticed that mind
chatter seemed to be linked to some activity in the brain that corresponded
to the volume and complexity of internal sounds and not necessarily the
level of physical relaxation. This prompts me to believe that our minds
could be racing under the surface even when we appear physically and
I forgot to unplug the telephone so the very faint sound of the phone
ringing brought me out of my session.
Note: I find that meditation is an excellent way of understanding how my
mind works, especially what may be happening under the surface.
- --- In email@example.com, "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.....