Week 7! I’m three quarters of the way through my project. This week, I get to pick which two of the eight sessions I want to practice: one I found particularly grounding, and the other I felt I didn’t fully “get” the first time through.
For the former, I’m going with the body scan, as I love how it gets my mind and body back in sync after a night during which my mind was off dreaming while my body rested. For the latter, I’m revisiting the “sounds and thoughts” meditation. I’m good at observing sounds without getting drawn into them, but I’m not so good with thoughts. Perhaps another week will help.
It seems like the more I listen to the tracks provided with the book I’m using and the more familiar with them I become, the more my mind seems to wander off. I’m wondering what it will be like to practice without the prerecorded tracks — better? Or will I just spend my entire session thinking??
These are the things I think about, now that my program is nearing its end and I’m contemplating how I’ll continue my practice.
Another nice morning. I’ve realized if I keep pen and paper near me, I can jot down ideas that come up during my sessions. It interrupts the process a little, but at least the thought I struggle to hang onto for fear of forgetting stops bouncing around in my head so much. Not sure if that’s “legal,” but I’m going to keep experimenting with it!
First morning I’ve been in my own home to practice in over a week. It was nice to settle down in my little office, on my folded up blanket, with my cat trying to get her paw under the door to harass me. I like traveling, but I like coming home, too :)