Wordless inquiry

 

I am drawn to exploring a more wordless, felt inquiry these days, and I notice – not surprisingly – that it’s difficult to put it into words.

An emotion or contraction presents itself, or discomfort, or physical pain, or an image or thought held as true (triggering the emotion, contraction or discomfort, or amplifying the physical pain).

Attention is brought to and stays with it. This happens in a gentle way, as a feather.

It’s quietly and wordlessly noticed as one or more of the following:

An universal (shared human, impersonal) energy. An emotion, contraction, discomfort, pain, image, or verbal thought can all be seen and experienced as an energy, an impersonal energy.

Created from taking images or thoughts as true (if it’s an emotion, discomfort), or an image or thought held as true.

Devoted to me (being there for me, supporting me, wishing the best for me).

Love (worried love).

Awakeness.

There is a gentle welcome, appreciation, love.

There is a staying with it. Noticing what’s there, what’s revealed. (Some images or thoughts may be noted for later inquiry, using The Work).

How is it, what happens, when it’s noticed in this way? Gently and wordlessly welcomed?

 It’s difficult to talk about this partly because it’s a wordless, felt inquiry, and partly because it may require some familiarity with the terrain. I see how my experience with sense field inquiries, The Work, Voice Dialog, the Big Mind/Heart process, ho’oponopono, true meditation (Shikantaza), stability practice (stable attention), and other approaches all support and makes this simple, wordless inquiry available to me. 

As I did this wordless inquiry this morning, I stayed with what came up until there was a sense of a release. And what came up was quite varied: A sense of emotional/relational numbness. A slight phobia for needles near the eyes. Regret about a missed opportunity. Resistance to full health. Survival fears. Identification as a me and I. And some other things.

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– wordless, felt inquiry
– notice emotion, pain, contraction, image held as true
– stay with it, as a universal (shared human) energy
– notice it as what it is – created from taking image/thought as true, or an image/thought held as true
– notice it as love, devoted to me + as awakeness

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I am drawn to exploring a more wordless, felt inquiry these days.

An emotion or contraction presents itself, or discomfort, or physical pain, or an image or thought held as true (triggering the emotion, contraction or discomfort, or amplifying the physical pain).

Attention is brought to and stays with it. (With a sense of gently touching it, as a feather.)

It’s noticed as…. an universal (shared human, impersonal) energy. Created from taking images or thoughts as true (if it’s an emotion, discomfort), or an image or thought held as true. Devoted to me (being there for me, supporting me, wishing the best for me). Love (worried love). Awakeness.

There is a gentle welcome (it’s welcome as it is), appreciation, love.

There is a staying with it. Noticing what’s there, what’s revealed. (Some images or thoughts may be noted for later inquiry, using The Work).

What happens when it’s noticed in this way? Gently and wordlessly welcomed?

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