I'm revisiting the Fives and can feel the benefit of ending on a 'beingfull' session (as discussed in a video) and have changed my personal practice to finish that way. Am wondering if there is any particular reason for starting the Fives with shamatha rather than 'object no 1', which I have been doing as a way to come into my personal experience of here-&-now?
I'm guessing the answer would be that it doesn't matter too much, do what feels right for me and that just doing a practice is the thing - but I'm curious as to whether there is a rationale for starting with a shamata section.
Perhaps it's more interesting to observe how my thinking mind always likes to use my meditation time to analyse the practice and design new, better ones!!