I'm doing a bunch of stuff, but none those really require a whole blog posts for themselves at this point. So here's a collection of updates on different exercises.
I'm still remembering a lot of dreams, but haven't really made any huge breakthroughs concerning lucid dreaming. I had one really cool moment though, when I had a bunch of false awakenings (when you wake up and actually are still dreaming) and managed to catch them all with reality checks. Oddly, inside the dream I remembered to do reality checks much better than in real life. Didn't have time to do anything spectacular though, as woke up properly after really hitting lucid. Was in very light sleep at that moment and got that interesting experience of two bodies. One doing stuff in the dream and the other lying on the bed still paralyzed.
I guess I'll have to start taking lucid dreaming seriously, if I want to get more out of it. Dream journal has had much higher priority than lucidicity, but now I think I'm remembering enough dreams that I can change focus.
I slowly seem to be nearing a point where I can start approaching first jhana during every session. The thing that most often breaks my stillness while meditating is actually Hacked Man. I always go: "Oh, whoa, this felt like that, now how would I wrote about it on the blog?" It's really hard to let go of the reporting mindset. Especially when something exciting or new happens.
I'm also now trying out Headspace. Still not sure if I like it or not, but I'm maybe not actively detesting it anymore.
Have practiced a lot with Anki and there seems to be a really marked improvement about my Swedish. The new words and sentences help, but I think it's more about the familiarity and getting into the groove again. I'm slowly starting to be able to think in Swedish a bit, but would need to go out and hear and speak it more naturally. For the first time in years, I now actually would have enough material to maybe do it.
I'm struggling trying to find new stuff to try, as I've get this routine down pretty well already. So remembering my new though hooks, the next post will obviously be about that.