Does anyone else notice that when they are focusing on their breath, they are breathing in a more deliberate manner/not your natural state? I really noticed that today. My breathing when meditating is slower, fuller, and deeper than my normal breath. When I noticed this, I attempted to breathe normally – whatever that means – and ended up breathing slowly and deliberately anyway.
I had some distracting thoughts, one of which was that I was Goldilocks and I was visiting the 3 bears – not being too tense, or too relaxed – but finding the ‘just right’ spot with my posture, my energy (too forward, too far back, etc). I think my mental association with Goldilocks will help me to remember this lesson of not holding on to the breath too tightly, having my posture in between/relaxed, etc.