Dorm Lyfe

I now have a six-bed dormroom to myself so i have setup a little meditation patch between the beds.

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There was an Italian guy here before who would return at 6 am to spend the day snoring sleep gas into the room.

So my new beeswax earplugs feel somewhat superfluous, but they smell nice and it’s interesting to meditate with earplugs because it makes it easier to focus on the aural sensation of the breath moving around the head.

I have resumed a regular meditation practice of usually 10–20 minutes twice a day.

During the sittings lately i have been having these wonderful clunk moments where suddenly my spirit seems to open right up and my body finally allows me to get in a deep, whole, centering breathe and a sense of peace fills the space thus created.

Throughout the day i feel a pull toward this space—a yearning to get back to it, but also a sense of attraction that comes from being always connected to it, as planets are connected by gravity.

It’s a wonderful place to be, and all the more empowering for having achieved it on the move at a guesthouse in Istanbul, where the energy is somewhat frenetic but, granted, peaceful also.

I could really move in here, as i settle in for the night with Elif Shafak on the eReader.

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