Lost focus...

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Myotai
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Lost focus...

Postby Myotai » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:21 pm

So hard at the moment to find the breath....where's it gone??

Used to be the anchor, now its hard to even find and if I do its of little use in terms of a focus as its having a numbing effect.

Anyone else had that?

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Re: Lost focus...

Postby fivebells » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:56 pm

Sounds like you have developed breath meditation to the point where you can use it to settle your mind down, which is a wonderful asset. When it starts to get dull, look for where the stress in the present moment is, and try to understand its causes and conditions.

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Re: Lost focus...

Postby reflection » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:07 pm

The breath may be hard to find for different reasons, but the main one seems to be a lack of sharpness/mindfulness. If you then search for the breath and hold it forcefully (not mindfully) the mind will indeed dull down, because it requires energy. I find it best in such moments just to sit and wait. Let whatever is in the present moment come into awareness, mainly other feelings in the body and sounds. This resting will give the mind more energy fueling the mindfulness, which then will have an easier job finding the breath. In fact, often the breath comes by itself, you'll be surprised.

Or so it happens to me.

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