What we are is of course state independent, and that is a great pointer for practice.
Independent of what is happening in content of awareness – dullness, bliss, clarity, tension, relaxation, anger, joy, confusion – can I notice what I already and always am? Can I find myself as that which all this happens within, to and as?
Having this as a basic practice throughout the day makes it all into an adventure, no matter what is going on.
And it also helps us release identification with whatever within form we tend to identify with, all these things that come and go.
Having worked with tension/stress as a pointer to when I believe a story, it is easy to think that when there is tension/stress, I can’t notice what I really am. But that is of course not true. That tension and stress is also just happening within, as and to what I am, and I can notice that as it happens. (And still inquire into those beliefs of course, the two are not at all mutually exclusive.)