Week 7, day 2 – 7; movement in meditation

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Days 3 & 4: My focus when I am “doing” is phenomenal. In fact, all I want is to do, to move to act. It’s the “being” that is trickier… But in the energy I find myself in now it’s equally difficult to justify “being” as necessary or desirable. However, I know deep down that it is my anchor, that it is so very important. I can feel the mind creating its stories, partnering with the ego to waste emotion on trivial and non-existent pursuits.

Yoga and moving – it is enjoyable and feels great on the body to focus on breath while in movement. My favourite time to stretch and do yoga has always been right before sleeping.

Day 4 – went through a guided meditation on relationships… Phenomenal! Just a random mp3 recording I found on my sister’s iTunes account :)

Day 6: I chance upon a RAIN practice in Yoga journal – for weathering any storm. RAIN stands for “recognition”, “allowing life to be”, “investigation with intimate attention” and “non identification”. I do the practice and centre it around a turbulent relationship.. the healing and fresh space that arise are like a long-awaited balsam applied to an old wound.

The mantra is going well, although my practice of late is very sporadic. But I repeat it when I can, wherever and whenever the spirit moves me.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this quote: ” In fact, all I want is to do, to move to act. It’s the ‘being’ that is trickier… But in the energy I find myself in now it’s equally difficult to justify ‘being’ as necessary or desirable.”

    I’m glad your practice continues to grow. I yesterday went to a meditation where we did stretches (not exactly yoga, they were sort of movements timed around our breaths) before sitting and it made a huge difference.

    Good luck with your fast today!

  2. permaprocess says:

    Thank you! I am indeed watching my practice evolve and am learning to find my balance and simply… be myself.

    I am looking forward to fasting tomorrow!
    Have you continued with the once-a-week fasting?

  3. Thank you for asking about fasting. That ended up being a one-time thing since I had to go to a conference last week. I got food poisoning today so maybe that would have been a good idea come to think of it!

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