Fits and Starts

First sit in months. I felt hypomanic all day after having the blues yesterday.  I was agitated and even nervous at moments. I kept thinking I saw Liana. I kept directing myself back to observing the breath. It felt blocked at the level of my throat, the chakra governing communication and truth-speaking, according to Eastern energetic theories. Finally I lowered focus to my navel area. I tried different speeds of breath but never got it just right. I was just beginning to relax into focus when the bell rang and I jumped at the sound. Twenty minutes of sitting had passed, and it felt fast.

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