Author Archive | jivani

Day 28-Last Day!

Well, today is the last day of the course and I did it. I noticed there were a few days that I didn’t write the blog but I think I meditated every day. I’m glad Sharon talked about continuing the Read More

Day 27-Often Hard on Myself

I unconsciously think feelings I have are bad or wrong. In the meditation I imagined anger that I had about something that happened in my daughter’s class. I had thought I was angry about it. But when I meditated, I Read More

Day 26

I was interested in doing the meditation on pairs or opposites. I had never done this meditation. I didn’t explore it for long and would like to try it again. I didn’t feel or notice much. The meditation was brief Read More

Day 25-Lovingkindness

My meditation today started with feeling stressed about getting things done. I was able to notice the tension in the body through noting “tight” or “tense” or “stress”. As I got settled in, I was able to practice with Sharon Read More

Day 24-Softer and Gentler

I needed more loving kindness meditation in my life! The practice was soft today. Sometimes when I realize I have lost focus on my breath, I quickly and forcefully try to bring my attention back to the focal point. It’s Read More

Day 23-Walking in the Rain

I forgot to write my blog yesterday. But, I did do the meditation. I feel like I’ve failed somehow in not writing the blog every day. I guess I need to go a little easier on myself. The walking meditation Read More

Day 21-Spaciousness

Today’s meditation was calming. I often try hard and pressure myself to focus on the breath. I noticed when Sharon talked about spaciousness that I felt much more open. I focused on the breath but I felt my body and Read More

Day 20-Being Angry is Lonely

In today’s meditation, I felt anger in the body. But, I noticed a lot of fear. I imagined arguing with someone and immediately felt fear. I was afraid of what the anger would become and that it would go too Read More

Day 19-Nothing Happened

Today’s meditation was challenging. Of course, my mind kept saying I should be able to do it better. I’m reminded that It’s just a thought, not my thought. My life seems to be about “add-ons”, with many internal comments about Read More

Day 18

I’m grateful to not have to rush to do this meditation today. Thoughts are subtle and sometimes I have a hard time being aware when I am lost in them. Today I noticed that my mind went to thinking about Read More