Friday December 11, 2009: I meditated around 11pm, after returning from a holiday gathering. I worked with ham sa/so ham. My body felt restful and comfortable but my mind was sort of all over the place. Eventually, I was able to stop “hearing” thoughts but instead I sort of began to see them. Little sketches of people and places appeared in my field of vision. And then these little squares that reminded me of postage stamps or film strips began to appear, with animals on them. Perhaps I’ve been opening too many Christmas cards! My breathing was more effortless. The meditation was definitely a useful transition from a stimulating party to preparation for sleep.