Meditation - Day 2

Today i decided to sit after my morning shower again.  I wanted to focus on an object so i lit a candle and set the timer for 5 minutes.  I sat with good posture on the edge of the couch and stared at the flame.  

The moments in between two thoughts is the sweet spot.  It's quite normal to have one thought after another arise but if we pay attention we can start to notice the gaps.  "Mind the gap" they say.  Eventually, we seek to lengthen the amount of time we spend in the gap.

Anyway, i stared at the flame but began to notice my mind drifting elsewhere, including wondering how much time was left and whether or not the timer was broken. (it wasn't)  Instead of getting discouraged i simply reminded myself to go back to the flame, so that's what i did.

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