Training wheels

After doing the Living Inquiries for about half a year, I notice some changes.

It’s easier to feel sensations as sensations, where I in the past may have tried to escape them.

My natural curiosity is more often expressed in questions such as “is that image afraid?” or “is that sensation tired?”.

There is a natural draw to seeing and feeling what’s here in a very simple way. To see images and words, and feel the sensations. (And less interest in fixing or changing it.)

It’s easier to shift into natural rest, allowing what’s here as it is, and notice it’s already allowed as it is. (Including discomfort, pain, joy, resistance, and more.)

As with many of the most valuable (for me) practices, the Living Inquiries may feel a bit artificial and clumsy at first, and then it leads into something that’s very simple and natural. It’s like training wheels. Helpful for a while, and eventually less or not neccesary.

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– huge relief to see/feel what’s here (no need to fix anything, for anything to be different)

 

– see what’s here + feel what’s here – all there is, no fixing needed
– the li questions/process, training wheels, arrive at a place where seeing/feeling what’s here is a huge relief

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After doing the Living Inquiries for about half a year, I notice some changes.

For instance, it’s more often easier to feel sensations as sensations.

There is a natural curiosity there in asking simple questions such as “is that image afraid?” or “is that sensation tired?”.

And more often, I experience a natural draw to simply seeing and feeling what’s here, to see images and words, and feel the sensations. The experienced need to fix it or change it is more often softer and taken less real.

 

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