• Hi Alea,

    I’m not sure if this can help you but I’ll give it a shot anyway.

    My practice is currently at the end of Stage 3 and I have trained my introspective attention to become more continuous by doing the following for quite a number of sits: holding the intention to invoke introspective attention as frequently as possible (for me this was…[Read more]

  • Henk de Wit replied to the topic Agitation in Stage 3 in the forum Meditation 11 months ago

    Thank you for that answer, Tod! It’s really appreciated and definitely helpful.
    I’ve indeed noticed that since some weeks my attentions is stable longer than before. What I as a result interpret as a sign of progress after months of mind-wandering and forgetting.

    Again, thanks very much and good luck with your own practice.

  • Hi all,

    Currently my practice is at Stage 3. Periods of mind-wandering have almost completely stopped and I notice that introspective awareness is becoming more powerful. I also find myself better able to prolong the periods of attention to the breath.
    However here’s the problem as well; very often the following occurs:

    I’m going through the…[Read more]

  • Henk de Wit replied to the topic Stage 3 question in the forum Meditation 1 year ago

    Thanks to all of you for your responses. They will definitely be of help to me.

    In reply to Judith:
    ”I can’t tell from what you’ve written so far if this is a simple issue of misunderstanding or if you’re facing obstacles in moving your attention from focusing on sensations of the breath to conscious knowledge of thoughts arising in the mind.…[Read more]

  • Henk de Wit started the topic Stage 3 question in the forum Meditation 1 year ago

    Hi there,

    A few weeks ago I have started in Stage 3. In TMI various exercises/techniques are described to achieve the goals of this Stage.
    Most of the techniques are straightforward and rather easily applicable. With regards to developing introspective awareness the practice of ‘checking-in’ is described. The book states that this practice…[Read more]

  • Thank you all very much for the wonderful advice and suggested links.
    Last night I listened to and summarized the audio that is being referred to. It contains some very useful tips on how to deal with dullness. To show my appreciation to all of you, I will include the summary in this post. Please find it below.

    • Dullness is when there’s an inc…[Read more]

  • Hi there,

    About a month ago I have started meditating with TMI. I have made some good progress such as the mind-wandering that does not last longer than max. 10 seconds.
    However what I am currently running into is a(almost daily) dullness/sleepiness/drowsiness that shows up just when I start to notice the sensations around the nostrils more…[Read more]