It’s quite possible to rest with velcro.
Rest with a jumble of words, images, and sensations. Notice the jumble. Allow.
It’s better than not resting with it.
And what’s even better is to take a look at what’s there. Slow it down.
Look at each word, each image, feel the sensations, and ask simple questions to see what’s really there.
That’s where a more real relief can happen.
Just resting with it can be a relief. Although the velcro may still be there, and the beliefs behind it held as real and true – and stressful. Taking a closer look can help loosen and release the velcro, and offer a more real relief.
Velcro here means sensations that appear “stuck” on images and words, giving them a charge, and often a sense of reality and solidity. It’s what makes images and words feel true. (And sometimes uncomfortable and stressful.)
Note: Thanks to senior Living Inquiry facilitators to point this out, as they have pointed out other things I am exploring here.