This has been my experience too most of the time when on retreat.
I'd like to continue to sit and walk the trouble is while the mind isn't tired wants to keep going the body is knackered.
I just try to be mindful while lying in bed, this drifts in and out and the quality of it seems quite poor, but I guess the idea is just to be aware of that rather than struggle with it.
JustThis wrote:Whenever I am on retreat or putting in a lot time sitting at home I always have trouble falling asleep. I wait until I am tired but when I climb into bed my mind is often still very 'bright' or clear and concentrated.
"Here, o bhikkhus, when the enlightenment factor of mindfulness is present, a bhikkhu knows with understanding: 'I have the enlightenment factor of mindfulness..Investigation of mental objects..energy..
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.
mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments
Laying there isn't as bad as the sleep debt which affects me the next day.
Kim O'Hara wrote:I've had a similar experience on retreat and asked about it on DW maybe two years ago. More experienced retreatants confirmed that meditating more than usual reduces your need for sleep and/or can cause what I called 'lucid sleeping'
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