Chances are I won't keep this up, but meantime feel free to comment or add your own entries.
My meditative style is generally quiet. I am blessed to have a separate room for meditation. It is my sacred space. In it is a shrine/altar on which I burn incense (air), in salt (earth), candles (fire) ine which rests over a glass of water.
I sit on a padded riser (I have a hard time getting off the floor) and a 4" cushion. Some mornings I listen to Thanisarro Bhikkhu for a few minutes, sometimes not. Sometimes if its later I may chant a short 'namo tassa...' and take refuge, but usually it's too early and it'll get the dogs going. So I try, usually unsuccessfully, to focus on the breath alone. I usually resort to grabbing my mala beads and using the 4 Nobles Truths and the Eightfold Path of the Nobles as a sort if mantra. I'll do 108 of those sitting, and another 108 walking. I'd like to bragg and say I do this all the way through, every single day. That'd be a whopping lie. I often do both, 4 or 5 days a week. Sometimes.
So for today's journal; meh! '_(°•°)_/' I've had better. Couldn't seem to concentrate this morning. My mind kept wandering into fantasy land or planning mode (the same setting in my brain...). I did manage to have the discipline to complete the session though, so there's that. Ah well, even a bad session is better than none I guess.