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Meditation as Magnifier

by davidbhayes (entries)

Monday was a kind of stressful day in my life. I was starting a new job, so I spent most of the day lost. And what was worse: I felt lost, and I felt bad about feeling lost. And that built into a sense of stress, and a general feeling of dis-ease. 

And my sits around that time: they reflect that. Almost every sit I recorded around that time notes a sense of eagerness to move on (from meditation), an eager mind thinking and planning (constructive worrying I sometimes think of those as), etc.

Today after work, I felt like it had gone well, that I'd done what I could and should have done. And so the sit I did right after work felt easy, remarkably so. Abnormally, abrubtly, crazy easy. I just felt the change so clearly that I couldn't let it go by without noting.

Posted: 5 years ago

Tagged: stress, meditation, life, work, lost

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Great, bell-free meditation sound

by thelastskibum (entries)


It's only 6 minutes long, and I wasn't able to carry my focus for the remaining 4 minutes of my session, but it helped me quiet the pandemonium of thoughts and knock out some of the mental tensions I felt. 

Posted: 4 years ago

Tagged: youtube, music, stress, breath

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