Oops! Forgot to check in yesterday!
I meditated in the morning as I desired.
I didn't meditate as long as I wanted to [concentration meditation] during the day. Insight is always my favorite; I love observing and knowing.
At night before bed I tried some concentration meditation BEFORE anything else. Big fail. The Insight worked well, but when I laid down afterwards I found myself depressed and thinking of a past relationship. I kind of discovered I'm still in love. That, really peeves me out, but I'm trying!
I didn't meditate in the morning. I got woken up abruptly and then immediately distracted by a small child to watch.
Daily: I'm about to go attempt it. As of now I'm researching some different tips on meditation, namely that pesky concentration I struggle with.
Wish me luck! If anyone knows of any sites that have tips and techniques to aid in meditation please send a PM or post them here for me!
dhammawill wrote:Meditated today 11am-6pm, alternating between sitting/walking. Was very in the moment, still can feel the mindfulness. Going to sit again tomorrow.
Good job Will! I can't wait to start alternating, but I'm not that far along yet...
ramble on63 wrote:hi all. ok having lapsed from any practice for several years the time feels right to 'start again'..like most men nearing the big '50' its a scary thought, so...in meantime (approx 18 months till half century :'() down to work. keep it simple, sit twice a day (started already), observe sila (last alcohol ten days ago was a heavy drinker prior) try stay mindfull, equanimous throughout day. may we all be successful !
Yes, may we all be successful! I wish you luck! I, also, would like to observe Sila [trying to quit smoking and an old drug habit] and stay mindful. Not to mention building a nice 'habit' [per say] out of meditation would be LOVELY!
I wish everyone luck on their goals!
p.s. I notice I've been easily angered lately [trying to quit ciggs]. Does anyone have tips? I don't want nicotine patches or ANYTHING like that. Not even medication to stop the craving... how can I deal with my anger? I've been smoking since I was like thirteen and today I got so mad at a video game
that I literally felt like I HAD to hit something. I went for my thigh to avoid any damage to anything around me. I don't want to be like that EVER AGAIN. Help?