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There's not much going on in my Zen learning and spiritual development at the moment, but I thought I'd update everyone on what little there is, since it seems I haven't posted in quite a while.

This is partly to do with Seattle's recent heat wave, which finally broke over Thursday night. We had 15 days straight of heat over 80°F/27°C, which given my dysautonomia and that practically nobody in Seattle has AC, was miserable for me. My executive function took a major hit during that time and I couldn't keep track of much at all, and it was as if Zen wasn't even part of my life: I couldn't maintain attention for long enough to meditate for more than a breath or two before completely forgetting that I was meant to be in meditation, and I'd be off to do something else instead, not realizing till several minutes-to-a-few-hours later that I'd been in the middle of meditating and gotten distracted with something and never remembered to go back to it. *sigh*

I would love to say that given the much lower temperatures, I've been able, finally, to return to regular meditation, but alas, I find myself so sleepy — probably because I never got really good sleep over the two weeks of excessive heat — that when I sit down to meditate, I end up just falling asleep, which is not much of an improvement over getting distracted.

My partner and I mean to attend group meditation at the Zen center tomorrow morning, so if my tummy lets me get away with it, I may try ingesting some cold cocoa and a chocolate-coffee brownie for breakfast to help me stay awake.

Date: Sunday, July 12th, 2015 08:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sinisterporpoise
I hope you managed to engage in group meditation successfully. I'm glad it's going to cool down a bit there. Not getting enough sleep can be rough, especially if it makes your other conditions worse.

Cold cocoa? That doesn't sound right. But the other thing you mentioned violates the Word of Wisdom, although I'm pretty sure it's kosher.

Date: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 02:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
Ugh, I sympathise over the heat. That must have sucked.
I'd say that sleep was temporarily more important than meditation at that time. I'm sure things will get better once you regain your routine. *hugs*
Sorry I'm behind on reading and commentating. I had a week away with very little internet use so I'm catching up now!

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