Day 4. I have a very analytical nature. I think I have to stop analyzing this experience (i.e. stop thinking about how I can do it better, etc.) and just try to be in it more. I think the blogging part pushes for more analysis, so I will try to separate the two and perhaps blog less often . . .
Days 5, 6 and 7. Okay, I have reached some conclusions over the past few days.
1. I do better meditating in the morning than at night – less sleepy;
2. I do better meditating at the same time each day;
3. I have temporarily removed the loving/kindness component from my daily meditation and am just doing the breathing. This change has freed things up for me a bit, so I will try to focus on just the breath for a while. I have also found that smaller breaths seem easier than longer breaths;
4. I do better meditating when I haven’t had five shots of tequila (just joking); and
5. During these seven days, I have integrated the feeling that I am taking good care of myself each day by doing the 20 minute sit. I am actually starting to enjoy it.
Thank you, Sharon, for all of this.