Yesterday was spent on the road completely so I didn’t get a chance to sit down and type anything, and I can completely tell how uncentered I am. I can’t even see when my thoughts come to me and when they go, they just appear and I’m so out of touch with the present moment that I can’t tell when it happens. The thoughts were not catch-able, they are so fast fleeting, it was so discouraging last night when I tried to meditate. Another something interesting I noticed last night during meditation was that I can’t bring awareness to my lower body.. HWne I lay in bed I can feel the pressure on certain points of my body from laying on the mattress, but I can’t seem to bring my awareness below my hips, my mind has put up a road block and I last night I couldn’t even observe it away. My leg muscles were so tight and tensed after a whole day in the vehicle, and I wanted to relax them so bad that I couldn’t do anything about it. I kept waiting for that moment of relief. In theory I understand what I was doing wrong, which is giving that thought the time to dwell in my brain, but whenever I brought awareness to my body, my mind was throwing images at me at the speed of light. I suppose somehow i must have been in the state of resistance. I also felt like I couldn’t bring myself back to “center”, I felt that I was really off to the right off myself, if that even makes sense. It does to me, Like I”m here, I’m close, but I’m not in the center and I can’t “jump” myself in the center of myself.
I also feel this way today, I’m not centered and I’m trying to observe it.. what a strange feeling this is! I see myself typing, and I obviously see through my eyes, but when I try to bring awareness to center, I am not there, I’m off to the side.
I tried to set intentions this morning when I got up and was taking a shower, since my mind felt blank.. but every time I tried to focus on an intention my mind started screaming, literally- by throwing random images in to my thoughts, not even any that made sense. Like it was so desperate to keep the present moment away that it couldn’t even think fast enough first thing in the morning to give me something coherent to think about. They were literally blurbs of information in an attempt to distract me, like hedgehogs, towels, trains, dirty floor, trash day, stars, Paris, I mean just anything. I suppose because I don’t feel centered I can’t observe those thoughts. I’d say one intention, and feel myself in split milisecond shift into my body, gain the perspective from the center just to lose that feeling almost immediately. I suppose the best thing would be to just observe that feeling as it happens? I feel myself setting expectations that it will happen and I’m waiting for the observation moment. This must be my mind trying to control myself and create the illusion of meditation and present moment to throw me off track. What a tricky frustrating discovery. Argh. Even as I’m typing this, I’m typing this from the “side”…
My higherself, I really need help with this. I see it happening, but I feel powerless over this. I want to have a day of presence, awareness and self-accountability. I don’t want a day inthe side lines. I close my eyes, I center myself on my breath, a few seconds go by and my mind starts up “this isn’t going to work, just stop it, you are frustrating yourself, see you still can’t bring awareness to any part of your body because you start thinking “what do I feel????”, instead of being able to observe that area and space.
I turned on binurial beats and brought awareness to different areas of my body, It is interesting how certain areas are off limits, like I can’t be aware of my knees or my shoulders.. I experience resistance when I bring awareness to my right leg, it is so tensed up and the desperation feeling of release is overwhelming. I place expectations, I long for that feeling of release and objectively looking I understand that this is what is hindering the awareness. Somehow i just can’t quite catch those thoughts and feelings as they come to me, I can’t “poke” it and see it to be able to say “I’m aware of you”. I can’t hold my focus on a certain place or even my breath for a few seconds, it jumps all over the place. If my brain was ever a monkey, today is the day. It is telling me to give up, I won’t succeed. I feel so rushed along, as I keep looking over at the clock, it’s telling me to quit this and go to work as my son will wake up soon.
There are days when I don’t know how to just observe. Why do I forget that simple instruction? How does that happen? May be that is why yoga is good? you can be mindful while experiencing a stretch or pull on a specific muscle? I don’t know how to “yoga” correctly.. I’ve done it, and enjoyed it, but I can honestly that I enjoyed only the first few classes, after that my mind “tuned out” of it and I kept watching the clock.. whats up with that?
However, I do still intend to have a day of awareness of my thoughts and actions and feelings. Observe myself without judgement. Let go of that resistance. Maybe I’m just not advanced enough yet to be aware of my body completely, and it will come with practice. Is this the time when I bite off more than I can chew and then get frustrated when things don’t happen as they”should”?? My mind has placed the “should have and this should be this way” expectations and truth be told.. i just need to observe the “shoulds”. Its not that they don’t belong, its not that they do, its just that they ARE and I need to become aware of them. That’s what it is… wow. profound little discovery. It’s interesting how with certain emotions I can’t be “aware” of them, I unknowingly and unconsciously judge them. The feeling of desperation..just watch it, that’s all. My mind is tricking me into analyzing it, why it’s there .. but that doesnt matter. It just is. I observe it. I observe my expectations for physical relief of my muscles…. My brain is screaming images again.. What is the difference between awareness in a certain part of the body and focusing on it?
Love and light and joy!
May the day be amazing!