A few things I notice about bearing witness:
Bearing witness is life bearing witness to itself.
Bearing witness is already happening. What’s here happens within and as awareness, and is already witnessed.
Bearing witness can also happen more intentionally, it can be an intentional alignment with what’s already happening.
Bearing witness can become more familiar to me, and a part of how I relate to myself and others in daily life.
Bearing witness includes kind action, whenever that seems appropriate.
Bearing witness invites me to notice my fears and thoughts about bearing witness, and take these to inquiry.
Bearing witness allows what’s here it’s life. It allows what’s here to be seen, felt, loved.
Several structured explorations support bearing witness, and are in themselves a form of bearing witness.
Inquiry allows me to identify fears and thoughts preventing me from bearing witness, and find what’s more true for me than my initial beliefs.
Training a more stable attention supports bearing witness, and any other activity.
Basic mediation – just sitting, shikantaza – is already a form of witnessing. What’s here is happening within and as awareness.
Finding love for what’s here, and notice it’s already love, supports and is a form of witnessing. I can explore this through prayer, ho’oponopono, tonglen, inquiry and other ways.
Many other explorations also supports bearing witness, such as neurogenic tremors (TRE) and the universals such as physical activity and a good diet.