This is part of my Meditation Journal where you can find dozens of more posts like this.
Meditation Journal Entry from 1999
Journal Date: Sometime in 1999
one just finished meditating for a half hour. A fairly blank peace came over the self rather quickly (immediately). The back didn’t hurt. The mind didn’t wander far. At one point the breathing slowed and the body started the numbness that used to be familiar. Now this one couldn’t even remember what it was like.
One felt static, until the mind became tired and started to drift toward sleep.
There was a stillness. There was a quietness of the mind for a time unlike its state for months now.
There is good in meditation and peace. There is no other place to find it. It certainly isn’t in love. It certainly isn’t in other things coming to mind at the moment. Not in work. Not in sports and the ensuing competition, it creates.
One talked to Hannah today. Her discoveries in the World are so FRESH. Her foot was twinkling today she told Laura. Apparently, it had fallen asleep. We, adults, have such drab phrases for events. No wonder we are bored and seek outside stimulation and stimulation of the mind through looking at the future and the past. If we were in the present we could see so much more. Experience so much more. Live so much more.