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  1. Sounds like you are feeling obstructions in different areas of the body.
  2. Very cool. First it was a doing, required effort. Then it became an all the time thing, a being. I am saying the same thing but for those who don’t know how to start or think it is only a sitting thing. This is a powerful means of helping one when caught up and getting to being without the mind stories. Just another means is all.
  3. I really don’t see how putting your awareness on the feeling\energy of an upset is ego. I have found it to be a powerful method of being present. Let me share my first real success I learned this technique while I was going through The Presence Process which the OP is a nice short write up of the technique. At the same time I was reading up on Insight Dialogue. One of the techniques from ID that I added was putting my awareness in my body. It became really fun because every conversation, every interaction became an opportunity for me to notice how I would react, how I would feel. One funny thing that I noticed was that I would puff up my chest no matter who I talked to. It was just something I had never noticed about myself. Back on topic, I was at Jack N the Box going through the drive through. My AC wasn’t working in the 110 degree heat and I was waiting for my big order of food. I finally got my order pulled forward, checked my order and noticed it was all messed up. I was pissed. I pulled around the building, parked and angrily went inside to a line of people. At that moment I remembered to put my awareness in my body and feel as I looked at the workers. As I did I felt this full body wave of ecstatic energy flow through every each of my body. Instead of anger, I was able to notice how hard everyone was working, how they were looking at me nervously. I knew, I knew it was all okay. That there was nothing to be upset about. Everything was good just as it is. If your method is mindfulness, then try being mindful of how you feel within your body. How that energy feels that is you.
  4. That is projection. weu wu wei is the same concept Read the first post to learn how
  5. Still the the same thing. Still clrearing the dirt from the mirror.
  6. Wouldn’t a releasing into be a form of working with?
  7. Classic!
  8. Focusing on the energy is a form of meditation. It is a focus of being that takes one beyond thoughts. Allows one to move beyond the upset. In no way should one grin and bear it. That would be the exact opposite of what one should do. This is about letting go as I use the word. Being, residing whatever word you prefer with that energy. Mindfulness occurs when one starts to experience silence in meditation. In daily life this is often referred to as The Witness. You are able to observe your thoughts and emotions without being caught up in them to one degree or another. What are those thoughts? What is that feeling that one has with upsets? Vioid=form, what is form? It is all energy/light. I would encourage you to work with the energy that is you, that is everything and no thing.
  9. Void=form right? That form is energy. If Rigpa is a non dual energy state as you describe what keeps one from it? What are fears, addictions and upset?
  10. Do you have any references to Rigpa in dreams? Can you share what that non dual energy state is like?
  11. They are all truly just thoughts but the local mind can map them to chakras depending on the tradition. Have you ever felt energy?
  12. Emptiness and Rigpa are two different things. Are you also saying that experiencing Rigpa is the same as Buddha Nature? I have not heard that claim before.
  13. Nobody is talking about being attached to certain energy. Did you read the post? All things are energy, you are energy. When that energy hits on an obstruction it causes mental stories. The resolution isn’t to think about the issue and find the cause like oh my boss yelled at me. If thinking was the cure psychology would lead to realization and we know it doesn’t right? So finding the thought or the cause of the upset doesn’t remove obstructions. It is residing in that feeling, in the energy of the upset. It is that residing that will release the obstruction. Not thinking about it.
  14. To me that is just one thought chasing another. Forget the reason, forget the world view. What you think could be the issue could just be the tip of something larger. That is why it isn't about figuring out what the issue is, it is moving beyond the mind, beyond the thoughts and residing in the energy of the obstruction. As we gain more silence in daily life we are able to feel the flows of those thoughts as energy, we have moved beyond getting caught up in them. This residing in the energy of the attachment is the same thing. Now this isn't a quick fix. I have sat with this energy when dealing with a big issue for hours at times but I can say it does work.
  15. I have found this to be a very powerful means of continuing ones practice during every conversation and every interaction. I have found that just being open as described while walking down the hall at work, down the isles at the store can be a very powerful and beautiful experience. Pause is a reminder to yourself, given inwardly, to stop for a little while. But what stops? It’s the habit mind, the compelling intrigue of your own thoughts. So pause is a call to stop and shift fully into awareness, into the here and now. At this moment, you may notice what thoughts, emotions, and sensations are coursing through you, with all of their elements of desire and aversion. Pausing can illuminate what’s happening with you as you listen or talk to others. Pausing corresponds to meditation practice itself. Relax is an intention you bring to the tension you find in your body when you settle into the pause. You may notice what the tensing is related to as you feel into the tightness or contraction with curiosity and acceptance. With a scary thought, you pause, relax, and begin again. You let everything be and invite the part of your body that’s tense to let go. You turn toward whatever you’re holding in your body and simultaneously toward your mind with loving-kindness and compassion. You let it be and let it go again and again. Open involves extending the friendly acceptance and mindfulness you cultivating in your personal meditation practice to the external world and specifically to those you’re engaged with in communication. It’s an agenda-free receptivity toward the external world that may be first cultivated personally, independent of others. Opening to nature can be a good place to begin, providing a context in which you can feel very safe in opening. You can open to a forest or an ocean, the sky or the desert, or even a flower. Open your heart – extend loving kindness where you like. You might go for a walk in the rain or find a place where you can open to a star-filled night. Trust emergence invites you to remain poised in the open space that you’ve created by pausing and relaxing. You allow whatever may come up without rushing in to fill the space out of some need or discomfort. Think of it as trusting that something will emerge when the moment is right, or trusting whatever emerges, without clinging to the past or preconceptions about the future. In social contexts, it means allowing the conversation to form within the interaction without trying to control or manipulate it. Trust emergence is being present, on purpose, in this ever-changing moment with acceptance of whatever arises. Listen deeply means becoming a receptive field that receives the words and feelings expressed by another person. The invitation is to listen with kindness and compassion and allow yourself to be touched by another human being. This kind of listening is patient, nonjudging, and free from personal agendas. The attitude of listening deeply is a willingness to feel with and experience the thoughts and feelings of another human being without personalizing what you hear, meaning misinterpreting it on the basis of your personal concepts or preferences. Speak the truth means to be honest with the person you’re interacting with. It’s straight talk in the sense of saying things as you perceive them to be. The intention is to express what’s useful and appropriate with attention to goodwill and without cruelty. This is the union of mindfulness with virtue, morality, and mutuality. Is what you are saying true? Is it beneficial? Is it kind? Is it offered in goodwill? It’s important to consider all of these questions, as speaking the truth calls for not only honesty, but also a sincere intention not to injure others. A helpful guideline is to consider the golden rule and speak to others as you would like to be spoken to. for Insight Dialogue.pdf Here is a much longer pdf on the instructions if you are interested.