• Sure JavaJeff, I will.

    I’m all over it at the moment and with great guidance.

    🙂

  • Thanks for your help!
    I think I now have a better view on how clear the peripheral awareness is supposed to be to not be attention and will train to keep it like that.

    I thought I would start TMI from the start since I’ve already had some concentration but the exercises in the early stages kept me there since this attention and peripheral…[Read more]

  • I’ve found out it wasn’t boredom that pulled down my attention span fron minutes on the breath to 2-3 breaths before getting caught up in stuff, it was me focusing to hard on the breath.

    I come from practicing anapanasati sutta so I built up some concentration but not watched the nostrils like I’m doing now with TMI, I’m feeling the balance out…[Read more]

  • I think I understand the difference between attention and peripheral awareness and don’t ask for explanations on that since they are everywhere.

    What I think is not so clear is how to actually practice it and I believe this is the biggest problem in meditation and should’ve had an own chapter on how to practice it correctly. At least me when I…[Read more]

  • Great! Now I have something new to do because since “learning” to watch the whole breath from beginning to end I totally lost interest in the breath and can’t follow more than 2-3 breaths before going to a thought or a sound. It’s amazing how quick my mind gets bored, I guess only having the in and out breaths without the pauses to watch make me…[Read more]

  • Thanks, that made the task a whole lot easier but I will try that because I think I need to do it at stage 3 already since my following the breath technique is already decimated because of my lack of breaks/pauses.

  • Thanks!

    Then next question about the following the breath technique is the 3-4 sensations I’m going to find, are they all going to be in the nostrils or am I going to watch breath sensations in the whole body at this point? Culadasa writes that one will be able to detect a dozen sensations later but I have a hard time “believing” this if only…[Read more]

  • Have I understood the task correctly if I think a better name would be “comparing” since that all one does, at least in stage 3. Or have I missed something here?

    How do a do with a breath cycle without any breaks/pauses. Do I just compare the in and out breaths with each other?

    I really like to know exactly what to do at all times when sitting…[Read more]

  • I wonder if I can “complete” stage 2-3 without having any breaks between my in and out breaths and out and in breaths. I have a clear and strong sensation of breath at all times, it’s of course more subtle between but still existent at all times.

    This make the tasks at stage 2-3 very different if not (partly) impossible where I’m supposed to…[Read more]

  • B Lejon replied to the topic Strong dullness in the forum Meditation 1 year, 6 months ago

    I understand exactly what you are going through as I’m at the same place my self.

    What is this technique ‘punching the air above your head’? How do you do that?

    Ted, you made me interested in giving the clench up and release technique another try, it seems effective but I think I didn’t try it well enough last time.

    Exactly Glensys H, when this…[Read more]

  • I have now started to meditate with my eyes wide open and fixating on a spot. Then I follow my breath at the nostrils and do a ‘check in’ as often as I remember, sometimes between breaths just too get in the habit. This feels better than anything I’ve been trying lately and I’m going to keep doing this for a while. I can really keep my energy up…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the replies.

    I will continue examining this as this is something I try to keep ‘open’ and be aware of as much as possible at the moment in my training.

  • I’ve tried to find a view on this comparison but haven’t found one so I thought I asked here.

    I would like to know if there is any difference between present moment awareness and peripheral awareness and if so what is the difference.

    Now when I’m trying to overcome dullness this is something that I think of a lot because I don’t know if I’m in…[Read more]

  • Yes, I think I’ve been at stage 4 but then I ran into this dullness and it felt I have to start all over again, that seems to be the wrong thing to.

    I will try to watch the breath as I did before and try to be aware when dullness is coming and just go through it with the help of peripheral awareness.

    It really felt I went backwards after…[Read more]

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