Zimesky wrote:Anyways, this goes on for a time and then seemingly all by itself, my awareness or mindfulness becomes briefly very acute, and alert.
SN 35.203 wrote:"When, monks, a monk lives and practices like this, it occasionally happens that, through a lapse of mindfulness, evil and unskilled states arise, memories and thoughts pertaining to the fetters. His mindfulness is aroused only slowly, but then he soon abandons that state, drives it out, abolishes it, puts an end to it. Just as if, monks, a man were to let fall two or three drops of water into an iron pot that had been heated all day, those few drops would soon be wiped out and vanish — in the same way it occasionally happens to a monk living and practicing like this... but he soon puts an end to it.
Zimesky wrote:My meditation has lately been proceeding like this lately:
...About 20 minutes In I start to lose focus.
My mind seems to get caught up in a cycle of Sloth/Torpor/Lethargy, I'm honestly not sure which one.
My mind almost seems to wander away from the breath without me even noticing.
Zimesky wrote:I'll get stuck up in a waking-lucid dream play, or start seeing vivid images. The last one I had when I was sitting, and my mind was creating the imagery of the room I was in as if I had my eyes open (not assuming this is in anyway the divine eye, or whatever, fyi...). Anyways, this goes on for a time and then seemingly all by itself, my awareness or mindfulness becomes briefly very acute, and alert. This is often times accompanied with comfortable tingling sensations. I try to be indifferent to it, and focus on my breath. Not long after this happens though, I'll drift back into a phase where I have great difficulty concentrating.
Any thoughts or input would be greatly appreciated.
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