I am not keen on taking my current bike. I’m seriously considering buying a new but very cheap road bike when i get to france. I’ve been told i can buy something for about 150 euros (though i can’t see anything like that on the internet) from a shop called decathlon. This bike will enable me to go faster and more easily than my mountain bike. And being new i shouldn’t have any mechanical worries, though i don’t know how much weight the back wheel can stand. That’s my only concern. I will look into it here at a local bike shop.
my friend who’s been to paris a few times told me to book my eiffel tower tickets in advance. I supposed i should do this for other sites too to avoid the big long queues.
I meditated 1 hour and 30 minutes. All of it hard. Just as well there were others with because i wouldn’t have done it for that long otherwise. My concentration wasn’t great but that’s ok. I think just making myself sit through what i don’t want to is worthwhile. But it would be much more worthwhile if i could do it without having others present.
So i haven’t been doing any daily meditation for a while now. Today i’m just going to try a new experiment.
I’m going to just try sitting doing nothing for one hour. I am not even going to worry too much about focussing my concentration. I am just going to sit still in and be. Whether or not i let thoughts go or engage with them, i am not bothered but i am interested to practice observation though in a somewhat relaxed manner.
All this is about restarting and getting a meditation practice going. I”m having trouble with anything that requires discipline at hte moment.
i know that sitting still for one hour will be hard.