A felt sense of allowing

 

There are many flavors and slight variations in shifting into allowing experience.

One is a gentle and simple meeting of what is here, with the bodily sensations in the foreground.

What do I experience now? Where do I experience it in the body? What sensations are there? What happens if I meet it? Welcome it? Notice if it changes. Can I meet and welcome that too?

As with any of these explorations, it can sometimes be helpful to have someone else provide the container and ask the questions.

What does this exploration do? Well, if there is a habit here – even a slight one – of resisting experience, this is an antidote. It is a help to try something different, gently meeting experience as it is and see what happens. To feel what happens when there is resistance (caught up in resistance), and what happens when experience is met, as it is.

And when the felt sense is in the foreground, I feel the difference between resistance and allowing. I “get it” with the body. It sinks in a little deeper.

Initial draft…

There are many flavors and slight variations in shifting into allowing and being with experience.

One is a gentle and simple meeting of what is here, with a focus on the bodily sensation aspect. Welcome it in. Being with it. Noticing if it changes, and then meet that too. And the next.

What do I experience now? Where do I experience it in the body? What sensations are there? What happens if I meet it? Welcome it? Does it change? Can I meet and welcome that too?

This one can also be very helpful if someone else provides a container and asks the questions.

What does it do? Well, if there is a habit here – even a slight one – of resisting experience, this is an antidote. It is a help to try something different, gently meeting experience as it is and see what happens. To feel what happens when there is resistance (caught up in resistance), and what happens when experience is met, as it is.

The difference of this particular approach is the focus on the sensation aspect of experience, and also how it changes and then gently meet that as well.

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