BryanRoberts wrote:DAWN wrote:Putt all what flood your mind very far. Without acces.
Can you explain what you mean by this. Thank you for your response, I hope you enjoyed the red fish.
Digity wrote:I use to surf the web like crazy....eventually I just got bored of it. Maybe you'll reach a point when you'll just see that most of the stuff you're spending time on looking at on the web is useless...I mean, stuff like facebook is usually a waste of time.
Now when I'm on the web it's usually dharma related. I'm seeking out info to study or listen to talks. However, even that I feel like I need to cut back on.
BryanRoberts wrote:Dawn, thanks for the reply, I think there is merit to this philosophy and am glad you reminded me of it. However, I depends on internet access because of my work.
I am interested to know what I can do to avoid feeling tarped when on the computer for extended times, what is a good means of breaking the chain when I find myself in the thick of it, so to speak?
Rowyourboat, yes I do have a lot of free time, I have built my life around creating as much free time as possible. What I am interested in is how to make the most of this free time. I do not want a busy life full of stimulation, it is a quiet mind and meditative life that I seek. Perhaps there is merit to creating more structure though, but only as a stop gap.
Today has gone rather well, I have meditated for about 4 hours, yay! Lowering my goal to simply stepping away from the computer (instead of going straight to meditation) seems to be helping. Still, I want to sit for longer and longer periods, to have the discipline to have meditation retreats without needing group support.
BryanRoberts wrote:I've manage to meditate daily lately, so that is good
BryanRoberts wrote:....and it rarely works out that way. I might meditate for half an hour a few times during the day
David2 wrote:wow, that timetable seems to be pretty crazy if I didn't misunderstand it.
Your work is finished at 1 am, 1 hour after midnight, and you go to sleep 9 hours later in the late morning?
Aren't you tired after your work?
I'm not critisizing, I'm just surprised.
Kamran wrote:I find the 10 min dhamma talks that Thanissaro Bikhu gives to the monks at Metta Forrest monastery before they meditate to be motivational. The talks seem to be intended to motivate the monks to meditate, and deal with issues that come up during meditation. They are available at dhammatalks.org
LonesomeYogurt wrote:i don't think there's a Buddhist alive who hasn't felt exactly the same at some point - it's a struggle that everyone has!
BryanRoberts wrote: I will be browsing the web and will tell myself, alright, in 20 minutes I will tear myself off the computer and go meditate, and then 20 minutes pass I am still on it.
BryanRoberts wrote:I feel glued to it at times, like a moth flying around a light bulb. I am at a loss to find the motivation to go and sit, it seems such a simple thing yet I am often unable to muster
what peoples find intresting on the web ? why they go on?
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