This post is part of a series chronicling my meditation journey. You can find a list of the whole series here.
My meditation tonight began a little bit differently than last time. I sat on the bed with my back against the wall instead of on the floor, and I didn't burn a candle. The room was still dimly lit, and I still listened to my Meditation music.
In this exercise I was to focus on the physical sensations of my body. What was I feeling in my body, and where? Was I experiencing pain or numbness? What did my mind do to try to distract me?
I think that sitting on the bed was more comfortable than sitting on the floor, because I had very little discomfort this time. I had a hard time finding any physical sensations to focus on. Instead, I tried to focus on my breathing, and watched my thoughts as I did last time.
I still found that my thoughts were quick and random, like an old home movie that was sped up slightly and had no sound. Again, I didn't try to push any of the thoughts aside, and I didn't try to turn any of them off. I just sat and watched them, like they were cars whizzing by at a busy intersection and I was standing on the corner waiting to cross.
I was able to sit for 20 minutes without any problem, and didn't find myself getting sleepy at all. Overall I was quite pleased with this session, and am looking forward to the next one!