Topofdeehead wrote:The AT informed me that neither were a part of vipassana technique but for the life of me I still can't get past either one. Do you guys have any suggestions/techniques for getting past these obstacles?
Topofdeehead wrote:Greetings. I'm new to this forum and firstly wanted to say hello to everyone
I just returned from a 10 day Dhamma Dharra retreat and really loved it. I do however have a couple of questions and am interested in hearing your experiences. Two obstacles that I came across when scanning my body were:
a) My eyes move whenever I scan through my body as if I'm trying to look at that part of my body as I work, and
b) I can't scan without envisioning the body part I'm scanning (I don't get a photographic image of my leg in my mind per se, more just a hazy shape of a leg).
Topofdeehead wrote:One of my character defects is to beat myself up as soon as I don't get something right so this is a good lesson and an opportunity to practice.
Topofdeehead wrote:If I get completely honest with myself I still practice with the goal of having one of those celestial/out of body/etc. experiences I've heard others have had.
Topofdeehead wrote:If I get completely honest with myself I still practice with the goal of having one of those celestial/out of body/etc. experiences I've heard others have had. I do understand this is not the point and I'm doing my best to just observe and be mindful.
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