Duration of today’s sit: 60 minutes
I realized today that a deep feeling of being grounded in my body—a whole-felt sense of the body—always accompanies (and possibly precedes) periods of high concentration and a clear mind-perspective.
This gives me a good strategy to test during my remaining sits. First, focus on grounding myself, then practice concentration.
During this experience today, I lost color in my visual perception, and I became aware of very subtle movements of anxiety within me. There was this “lifting” feeling like if a wind came and lifted a feather off of the ground for a moment. Maybe akin to what roller-coaster aficionados call “hang time” (and I mistakenly call “floaty action”) when the car goes up quickly and down, and you experience a moment of weightlessness. It’s like an inner version of that. My grounded peacefulness is lifted momentarily by a subtle gust of anxiety before it settles again.