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domostroy
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Re: ja

Postby domostroy » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:31 pm

Hi,


I'm back, with nothing to report.
Haven't had time for anything but kids and sleep the past week.


I hope you're fine,

J.

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Re: ja

Postby Bananafish » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:04 pm

Hi Jaro. :)

Hope you're doing good, too.

What do you want now, and where do you think it is?

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Re: ja

Postby domostroy » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:31 pm

Hi,


still the same thing. Hoping for a shift. I don't know what I need to do or experience to make it happen. I went through lots of exercises from this forum, I don't think I need any of them anymore. They seem to be enough for most people but apparently not for me. I'm also doing the observing practice you assigned. It's pleasant, but I don't think it will result in a shift any time soon.


All the best,

J.

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Re: ja

Postby Bananafish » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:56 am

Hi Jaro. :)


Could you precisely describe how you are doing the observing?
Please VERY PRECISELY describe what you are doing during the practice.


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Re: ja

Postby domostroy » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:10 pm

Hi,


sure. Last time I was looking at what was in front of me, which happened to be a radiator.
I tried to just look. Without trying :) Well, without any interference at all, and without actively keeping interference away.
I notice how there are impulses and thoughts to correct or "improve" looking, and other thoughts, narration etc. I try to neither get involved nor "chase them away". Moments of just seeing/looking happen, sometimes for extended periods.
Needless to say, it's all quite difficult.

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Re: ja

Postby Bananafish » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:25 am

Hi Jaro. :)

Moments of just seeing/looking happen, sometimes for extended periods.


Please notice it when expectation for "extended period" happen.
To be sure, "extended periods" is a thought construct, and not something t be
cared about.


Needless to say, it's all quite difficult.

Please notice when this thought appear during the practice.



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