Just a little over a week into the Big Sit and we’re still going. I know its a little crazy to congratulate myself after only a week, but its the longest period of time I’ve managed to maintain a sitting practice since moving a little over a year ago.
I noticed on Tricycle’s Community pages that there are some others working through some back pain issues. I have had to “sit” lying down a few times. In this position, it seems harder for me to maintain my focus. I feel more like I,m resting than meditating. But it is better than nothing and I’m starting to be able to sit for greater portions of the promised 20 minutes.
What I have found most interesting is how quickly the focus has come back. Already, I am finding it easier to settle down and quiet the mind. This goes up and down, of course, but nothing like in the beginning. I only started meditating a couple of years ago and it has been a while. I feel though as if I am, maybe not picking up where I left off, but at least not starting over form scratch. This is somewhat of a relief.
I really hope that after this initial 90-day program, I will be able to continue with my meditation practice daily. I felt better and my wife claims I was easier to live with when I was meditating daily.