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Follow Your Heart

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meditation journal
« on: October 05, 2021, 04:36:21 AM »
starting a meditation journal, i guess it's really just something to keep me grounded in for now - though it's kinda "ego", it's a better gradual transition than the loneliness i feel right now - i feel like i'm so lonely in my life situation right now, so just treating this journal as some support group forum...

goals right now:
generically, i guess right now im trying to maintain... maybe add in some practices like "shamanic breathing", maybe research some other spiritual traditions / techniques later on 'round new year, but now my goal is to up my meditation from 10 to 24 minutes... just gonna journal about how i feel - just some ordinary almost like "therapy / shadow work" journaling haha

alright:
starting with yesterday:
meditated for 20 minutes... did a Do Nothing technique which is the one i've always been using, the one from Shinzen Young, hmm... i feel like it's become almost like routine...? though felt pretty peaceful... like i just sat down then was in peace... idk if thats good or not... i guess in a way i'm "past" that part of my meditation journey, at least with this teachnique where most of the time i jsut sit there going crazy questioning the technique.. haha.. but idk.. i guess ill really tell myself "i'm meditating now", next time i meditate...

peace guys, gonna post later today or nahh probably sometime later this week, ill try to keep as consistent as possible, probably gonna miss a few days or have some quick summaries, but ill try to post about twice a week, and write up my meditation...
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raushan

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Re: meditation journal
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 09:16:19 PM »
starting a meditation journal, i guess it's really just something to keep me grounded in for now - though it's kinda "ego", it's a better gradual transition than the loneliness i feel right now - i feel like i'm so lonely in my life situation right now, so just treating this journal as some support group forum...


Good idea.
“The man who knows that he lives in a prison will find a way to break free of it. But the one who believes that he is free while being imprisoned will remain imprisoned forever.”

Katia

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Re: meditation journal
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2021, 05:02:22 AM »
It is a good idea.  I have a "faith journal" and I include my meditation writeups in that.  Not every time I sit, just when I think there's something to note-- ideas, insights, or even things like "went really well today" or "today was bad; I couldn't concentrate at all and just wanted to get up."  Sometimes it's just a paragraph.  Sometimes it's a page or two.  But it's interesting to go back and re-read it later.

Follow Your Heart

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Re: meditation journal
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2021, 06:37:02 AM »
hey guys appreciate the (appreciation)? haha
hey Katia,
nice to hear! :D

update 2:
gonna focus on just the intention, let's see what happens if i say "ok, i am doing meditation now (or i am doing my 'concentration' practice) now, let's see what happens...
as opposed to going cuz i've committed to doing it for life...   :Pahhh god im cocky again... :P :P

Matthew

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Re: meditation journal
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2021, 11:01:09 PM »
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Pahhh god im cocky again

Writing this shows that you aren't .. not really. You have insight into the vacuous nature of such attitudes. It's a very good start ;)
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Follow Your Heart

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Re: meditation journal
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2021, 02:18:43 AM »
Update on the last few sessions:

Do Nothing is one of the most enjoyable things possible in life
Feels sometimes like one of the best times in my day, always, infinity potential, infinite possibility, all the models i carry throughout in the day, meaning nothing, cause the present moment makes everything just about relative to it, nothing meaning too much more - really, anything more  :Pthan anything else

Gotta ramp up my time ;D to 24 minutes :D

 

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