I keep noticing how different practices are stepping stones to what’s natural.
For instance, inquiry is a stepping stone – a formalized structure – inviting us to a very natural and simple curiosity.
Prayer is a stepping stone to an equally natural and simple reverence and sense of connection with the sacredness of existence.
Heart centered practices – such as loving kindness, tonglen, ho’oponopono – are stepping stones to a simple love for what’s here, as it is, and as love already.
Movement practices are stepping stones to a simple and natural way of moving…. from our wholeness and with curiosity.
Even a specialized practice such as Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) is a stepping stone for allowing a very simple and natural shaking to release (body-mind) tension.