- When you notice an escalation of tension & wiredness collapse right into your sofa and tune into the ’white noise’ in your ears.
- Trace the emotional pain that got triggered: localize it by scanning your body as you’re letting it sink (deflate) deeper & deeper into the sofa.
- Let the sensations (and the voices) ripple and intensify as you rest & sink into them as well.
- Relax all the way.
Whenever you feel you need some form of guidance in an area of your life your best bet is to draw your relaxed attention to the issue at hand first thing at dawn when you wake up from your slumber: just rest and linger there half awake as you inquire, the guidance that comes from stillness is what you need.
/This is, incidentally, also the best time to practice ’sinking’ into ’the white noise’ in your ears (aka resting in stillness)/
The ultimate wisdom you (as a human) can attain; the ultimate purpose you can pursue; the ultimate knowledge you can possess; the ultimate intelligence you can exercise; the ultimate freedom you can enjoy; the ultimate form of love you can express—is what happens when you relax, when you relax all the way.
You never actually do anything besides resisting: all the good stuff you think you do & create you merely relax into.
Some people listen to white noise in headphones to boost their focus & creative juices. Isn’t it ironic? Where true focus and spontaneous creativity comes from is stillness and indeed if we sit down & slow down enough what we notice is that there is white noise in our ears already.
If you are a man blessed with a neat pair of balls swing them occasionally by rocking your hips back and forth: There is few things as thoroughly relaxing and invigorating as this, especially outside in the garden on a sunny winter morning.
feel free to be at ease with where you’re truly at wherever that is
relax into lackluster
and you shall shine