How do you manage to keep still?
Almost a month after my latest Vipassana sitting, I found myself drifting during sitting times. Three days ago, I was restlessly shifting and waiting when the hour is up. I could hear Goenkaji’s telling me to simply “observe”… I told myself to discover the colors and shapes of anica.
In between work, when am not formally sitting, I actively observe the sensations and I still get both the pleasant and unpleasant sensations. I have to restrain myself from ‘playing’ with it.
More and more, I hatched some escape routes to the sit. Some as applied to me are the following:
1. Saying yes to all night activities. This would make me skip from my night sits. Remedy: Do a lunch sitting. I tried doing this once, it did very well.
2. Sleeping in. Excessive nocturnal activities tempt you to sleep in. This prevents you to do a proper morning sit as work takes over when the sun rises up so high.
3. Topsy turvy room. Yes Kins, please clean up your room. :-)
For a trying hard meditator, I choose to continue in this effort to be more regular and faithful to the practice.