When things come up that feels challenging, it can be tempting to wonder if it’s something old that’s surfacing to release, or something new that is created here and now. After all, many people make that distinction.
And yet, does it really matter? In either case….
How do I relate to it? Is there resistance and struggle? A sense of being a victim? What do I find when I explore this through inquiry? (If what’s surfacing feels challenging and stressful, that’s a good indication that there is resistance, and beliefs and identification.)
How is it created? What beliefs would create it? What do I find when I take these to inquiry?
How is it to be with the sensations, when words and images have released from it through inquiry?