1 min prep; 15 min sit.
Revisited my friend the exam room at the start of my lunch today. Upped the ante back to 15 minutes, did a few little stretches and breaths to loosen up a smidge in my minute prep time, and settled onto the exam stool.
15 minutes didn’t take “that long.” I had more success with breath watching today, counting after each exhale. Not sure I concentrated long enough to make it up to 21 as they suggested at newbie meditation
@ KTD Monastery when I visited in August. I know I made it to atleast 10. At some point I took the suggestion of someone else and
focused on the sound of the fan blowing when it distracted me for a few moments. The fan drowned out the wifi router squeal, but not quite the whirr of the COW.
The observations on my thoughts escape me at the moment. What stands out the most was feeling how relaxed my body was after a few minutes in spite of the various tensions it has at the moment [sciatic, clavicle] that were still present. Now I find I dislike having to open my eyes and resume activity when the bell rings. This is becoming a constant, even if the session had been a squirmy one –
except last night with the restless legs.
Of course I want this to be profound. So on the topic of Mu (does a dog have buddha nature?), I leave you lucas chasing his tail, obviously very much in the present moment.