Monday, 5 September 2011

Another excerpt

Here's another excerpt from a few days after the previous one. Let's have a look at this.

About 6pm: Focused on putting body to sleep using stretches and relaxing, managed, but mind kept on wandering into half-awake, half-asleep semi-dreams, which I suppose is a good thing. Was disturbed by a knock at the front door. Feel I've made progress.

I was attempting the method of lying in your bed completely still and not moving an inch until your body begins to fall asleep while your mind stays active and awake. It's a lot harder than it sounds though as evidenced by this excerpt, as it's very hard to keep your mind from wandering into dreams and falling asleep with your body. As you can see, I was disturbed by a knock at the front door, which too is a problem. And I don't mind just being disturbed, obviously that is a sort of problem, but actually being aware that something COULD potentially disturb you is often enough to ruin the whole session as it's hard to fully commit knowing you could potentially be interrupted. However, as I noted at the end, this is still progress, and every bit of practice is worthwhile, none of it is wasted. Every "failure" (if you can call it that) builds up another block towards your eventual success.

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