I feel that I am blessed to complete the 4th day of my program. In short, I could not believe what a difference 4 days of practice can make. We currently live in a world where there is so much stimulation from all types of materials such as mobile phones, TVs, internet and the news. It is quite easy to get lost in the din of daily routine and live passively without connecting to our true self.
I sat down for the practice today and was pleasantly surprised that 30 minutes felt like 15-20 minutes. I had a great session today and had the following thoughts post the session
- I could notice the minutest sensations in the gums of the teeth, lungs, stiff cheeks and clenched fist. I realized that posture adjustment and observation of the body has really helped me to loosen up and I felt much more relaxed.
- I had extended periods of thoughtlessness and with increased frequency. I am elated with this development as it means that I am progressing further in the session.
- One of the other telling signs of deeper practice is when you start seeing your memories and recollection of your past (like more than 5 -10 years old). For the first three days, I had thoughts from the events that were either happening or happened in the immediate past. My interpretation of older memories is that we are going deeper into our subconscious mind. So, however traumatic or pleasant the memories may be, let them flow without any judgment on your part. This is part of cleansing your mind.
- I also got some insightful ideas about how I could make some things better in my life. The key is to not resist these ideas as I believe they build your intuition. However, let them flow and watch them appear and go. Get back to your thoughtlessness please !! 🙂
Today’s tip : Usually, I prefer the most natural way of meditation without any aids but there are times when I have to meditate in a really bright spot. In those situations, one solution I came up to block out the distraction is using a product like this Jersey Slumber 100% Silk Sleep Mask for A Full Night’s Sleep, Comfortable and Super Soft Eye Mask with Adjustable Strap, Works with Every Nap Position, Ultimate Sleeping Aid, Blindfold, Blocks Light
Parting Quote By : Swami Vivekananda
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.