What’s the purpose of the Living Inquiries?
There are many answers to that question, and the answer will usually be tailored to the person asking.
Here are two whys:
It’s about reducing suffering and living a better life.
It will help clarify and ground a spiritual opening or awakening.
And the hows:
It helps us investigate how the mind creates its experience of anything, and especially that which is painful and creates discomfort for us.
And that, in turn, tends to reduce its charge. With a reduced charge, it has less of a hold over us. We can relate to it more intentionally and it doesn’t control us as much as before.
In this way, the Living Inquiries – along with Natural Rest – can quite effectively help with anxiety, depression, cravings, and stabilizing an opening or awakening. It can help us heal, grow up, and even wake up.
- reducing the charge
- investigate how the mind creates its experience of something
- -> reduces charge
- which means it has less of a hold over us, we can relate to it more intentionally, it doesn’t control us as much as before
Here is a way to talk about the Living Inquiries in a way that makes more sense to me.