K2's post "Brain Music" (Hello and welcome ) has made me notice something. Jundo describes Shikantaza as being "focused on everything and nothing at all". When I sit, I seem to be hanging up on my breath. During those small periods of time when my mind is thought free, I seem to be hyper-aware of my breathing. I don't try and focus on my breath, but I always seem to come back to it. At times, I am so focused on the stillness between the inhale and the exhale (especially on the exhale) that it feels like I have to remind myself to inhale.
Has anyone else experienced this? Is there something I can do to not be so focused on breathing? Am I over thinking?