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January 11th, 2004
12:07 pm
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Sitting Regularly
My time sitting feels an awful lot like...

well...

sitting.

I'm still very new and still learning. Is there something else I should be experiencing?

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From:cranehaven
Date:January 11th, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC)
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"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, so strive to maintain the beginner's mind" S. Suzuki
From:joshusdog
Date:January 13th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
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My time sitting feels an awful lot like... well... sitting.

I'd say that's very good.

Is there something else I should be experiencing?

Is there something else you're expecting? Notice your thoughts. Be bodily present. There's nothing else you need to be experiencing other than what's right here. Sitting is pretty unexciting stuff. :)
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From:spazzychic
Date:January 13th, 2004 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Then I would appear to be doing it exactly right.
From:benstenson
Date:January 20th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)

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i'm not a zen master and i don't think marilyn manson is either but one of his lyrics seems to apply here.

"this is what you should feel, you are what you should feel"

maybe take the word "should" out to make it a little more zen.

the definition of awareness would be so boring if we could ever put it into words but our reactions to reality can range from incredible boredom to terror to rage to total ecstasy to peace or sometimes no reaction (even just sitting on your ass staring at a wall).

i'm just starting to sit again myself, i gave it up once i met some pretty intense fear along the path. it sounds like you're doing fine to me. experiencing your doubt and your questions and frustrations is all part of it.

have "fun" : )
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From:spazzychic
Date:January 20th, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)

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Excellent advice. Thanks :D
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