• Hi Tim,

    I wanted to comment on your trouble sleeping and just make some minor recommendations.
    You already said you have spent much time and money researching this but there’s a video by Shinzen Young on youtube about having ‘a good nights rest’ that I wanted to link here for you. I’m having some problems doing so on this forum, but you can…[Read more]

  • If you are suffering from depression, insomnia, deep resentments, boredom, loneliness and suicidal thoughts like you are describing it is very much time to visit a therapist.

    Reading your post it also seems like you are experiencing manic phases aside from the depressive phases. These could point to a number of psychological issues no one on the…[Read more]

  • If you are suffering from depression, insomnia, deep resentments, boredom, loneliness and suicidal thoughts like you are describing it is very much time to visit a therapist.

    Reading your post it also seems like you are experiencing manic phases aside from the depressive phases. These could point to a number of psychological issues no one on the…[Read more]

  • Thank you Blake for all of your responses.

    I will work on self pacing and take a breath sometimes before resuming the rat race for enlightenment 😉

  • I have identified that the reluctance to back down on my practice a bit has to do with aversion and ego. So I resolve to give myself a little bit of a break sometimes. I’m not going to sit for an hour today but will do a little more walking meditation outside and some yoga and bodyscanning.

  • I have identified that the reluctance to back down on my practice a bit has to do with aversion and ego. So I resolve to give myself a little bit of a break sometime. I’m not going to sit for an hour today but will do a little more walking meditation outside and some yoga and bodyscanning.

  • Thank you Blake

    Some of those things I already do like a lot of physical exercise, long walks in nature, a protein rich diet, I often do a qigong or yoga routine before bed in order to sleep but it is not very successful as releasing the energy. I am reluctant to cut back on my practice though…

    I will look for the articles on that website you…[Read more]

  • Okay, I just wanted to add something to what I’m experiencing at the moment because I realized that there is a lot more going on with me.

    I have noticed that with the piti occuring in meditation I have also a great increase in overal energy throughout the day. So much so that sometimes I can’t sleep because of it. But the energy is quite..…[Read more]

  • Kim L replied to the topic Piti arising earlier in practice? in the forum Meditation 1 year ago

    Hi Bobby,

    I haven’t experienced strong dullness in quite a while, but I think the bodily movements and sensations that are occuring are stimulating enough for dullness to be kept at bay. I am still experiencing gross distractions though. Sometimes because of the ‘chaos’ I slip back to stage 3 where I forget the breath but a lot of days I can keep…[Read more]

  • Kim L replied to the topic Piti arising earlier in practice? in the forum Meditation 1 year ago

    Thank you Blake,

    I have read your link and will try the breathing before my next meditation session.
    The sensations begin in my lower belly and side body, going to them with my attention does not change the way my body reacts to it.
    Today doing a body scan also did nothing to lessen the bodily reactions so perhaps that was just incidental.

    I…[Read more]

  • I have been praticing at stage 4 for quite a while now and seem to be experiencing what is described as meditative joy.

    My body starts swinging side to side, first gently but can quickly become pretty violent. Sometimes it twists violently and my arms want to flail around.
    I get a stupid grin on my face, my head pulls backwards often and…[Read more]

  • I have been praticing at stage 4 for quite a while now and seem to be experiencing what is described as meditative joy.

    My body starts swinging side to side, first gently but can quickly become pretty violent. Sometimes it twists violently and my arms want to flail around.
    I get a stupid grin on my face, my head pulls backwards often and…[Read more]

  • I have been praticing at stage 4 for quite a while now and seem to be experiencing what is described as meditative joy.

    My body starts swinging side to side, first gently but can quickly become pretty violent. Sometimes it twists violently and my arms want to flail around.
    I get a stupid grin on my face, my head pulls backwards often and…[Read more]