Help me - a habit ;)

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  • Jika
    Member
    • Jun 2014
    • 1337

    Help me - a habit ;)

    Hi,

    I guess many newbies have experienced this.
    After Ango I must admit it felt a bit like holidays to "forget" something sometimes.
    Read a book in bed and simply turn off the light.

    Two days ago, something happenend that made me sleep very early and wake up on my couch at midnight.
    Bathroom, bed. No sitting tonight.
    I didn't even take my phone (which is my timer) into the bedroom.

    Entering the bedroom, I turned right, bowed, sat.

    After a while I asked myself, hey, what am I doing here?

    Gassho,
    Danny
    #sattoday
    治 Ji
    花 Ka
  • Kyonin
    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
    • Oct 2010
    • 6739

    #2
    Hi Danny,

    That same thing happened to me after my first Ango. Most of the things I did stayed as part of my life and since then I live in a full time Ango.

    And it feels great

    Enjoy!

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    #SatToday
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    • Mp

      #3
      Originally posted by Danny B
      After a while I asked myself, hey, what am I doing here?
      Sitting! Wondreful, continue. =)

      Enjoy the wonder of change ... a friend who is always there by our sides. =)

      Gassho
      Shingen

      Just sat

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      • Ishin
        Member
        • Jul 2013
        • 1359

        #4
        Hi Danny

        Thank you for picking up this new habit. Thank you for your practice.

        Gassho
        Ishin
        Sat Today
        Grateful for your practice

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        • Kokuu
          Treeleaf Priest
          • Nov 2012
          • 6737

          #5
          Hi Danny

          Sitting certainly becomes a habit and it sounds like your body and mind are thoroughly behind your practice.

          How wonderful!

          Gassho
          Kokuu
          #sattoday

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          • Risho
            Member
            • May 2010
            • 3179

            #6
            Danny, thank you for sharing your practice with us.

            Originally posted by Kyonin
            I live in a full time Ango.
            Yes, precisely! It's like this practice shines a light on our lives; it may be hard to see the cobwebs and dust, but who wants to live in the dark?

            Gassho,

            Risho
            -sattoday
            Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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            • Meredith
              Member
              • Nov 2014
              • 86

              #7
              I'm new here, and have never experienced Ango. I'm a bit puzzled, yet intrigued at the same time! :-) I look forward to participating the next time around.

              Gassho

              SatToday

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              • Byokan
                Treeleaf Unsui
                • Apr 2014
                • 4269

                #8
                Danny,

                awesome!

                Gassho
                Lisa
                sat today
                展道 渺寛 Tendō Byōkan
                Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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                • michaeljc
                  Member
                  • May 2011
                  • 148

                  #9
                  IME intensive Zazen can have a significant influence over us for several days after such an event as 7-day sesshin. There are cases where a student should really have experienced company. A simple example is that I know that I have to take extra care with my driving the 3 hour trip home from my normal sesshin location.

                  This can be a very powerful practice. The odd behavior recorded in historical documents are not fairy-tales.

                  m

                  sat 2-day

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                  • MikeTango
                    Member
                    • Jan 2015
                    • 85

                    #10
                    It´s an interesting effect that I also experienced after long seshins. When one return home and search for the paper in the bathroom door remembering the Gatha to repeat :-D
                    Unfortunately, in my experience of undisciplined practitioner hard thing is avoid that state disappears some days after the seshin. But that´s my case. I hope your practice keep vigorous as in the ango for so much time.

                    Gassho
                    Miguel
                    #Sat Today

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                    • Meishin
                      Member
                      • May 2014
                      • 805

                      #11
                      Originally posted by MikeTango
                      It´s an interesting effect that I also experienced after long seshins. When one return home and search for the paper in the bathroom door remembering the Gatha to repeat :-D
                      Unfortunately, in my experience of undisciplined practitioner hard thing is avoid that state disappears some days after the seshin. But that´s my case. I hope your practice keep vigorous as in the ango for so much time.

                      Gassho
                      Miguel
                      #Sat Today
                      I think it's called post-reinforcement pause, at least for lab rats. It passes and life adjusts to the new reality minus some of the fireworks.

                      Gassho
                      Meishin
                      Sat today

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                      • michaeljc
                        Member
                        • May 2011
                        • 148

                        #12
                        I think it's called post-reinforcement pause, at least for lab rats
                        I

                        sat 2-day

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                        • Ongen
                          Member
                          • Jan 2014
                          • 786

                          #13
                          Wonderful, Danny

                          Originally posted by MikeTango
                          Unfortunately, in my experience of undisciplined practitioner hard thing is avoid that state disappears some days after the seshin. But that´s my case. I hope your practice keep vigorous as in the ango for so much time.

                          Gassho
                          Miguel
                          #Sat Today
                          I think this state always disappears or at least changes when you get back to daily life after a long sesshin, no matter how experienced you are. And it should, no reason to cling to it, imho


                          gassho
                          Ongen

                          Sat today
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