• Josh replied to the topic Orienting myself in practice in the forum Meditation 7 months ago

    Bobby,

    I can’t tell you how helpful your feedback has been, and how grateful I am to have found resources like TMI and this community. I really think I could have ran around in the dark for 25 years if not for some of this specific feedback.

    —-

    So, I figured it out.

    I was making a few mistakes that were really confusing me. First, I was…[Read more]

  • Update:

    I tried the 4 step transition this morning. It’s helpful — especially now that I’m specifically trying to tease out what’s in attention and what’s in awareness.

    (It’s actually interesting, the breath-counting method I came up with on my own actually has served a similar purpose but with less clarity around where attention was actually…[Read more]

  • @Peter – Haha, glad to know I’m not the only one 🙂

    @B_Arnold – Thanks for the super comprehensive response. I’ll try to answer your questions as well as I can.

    1. Regarding Stage 3 following/connecting + the body scan

    I find that when I first sit down (first 5-10 minutes) trying to very clearly observe subtle sensations feels very difficult…[Read more]

  • Hi,

    My question is about orienting myself and my practice within The Mind Illuminated’s framework.

    This is a long post, so I really appreciate your taking the time to read it and help me out 🙂

    A little background:

    I started meditating about 5 years ago, and pretty consistently for the last 3 or so.

    From the beginning, I found that although…[Read more]