Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Wish To Not Cling

Waking up this morning, I found a knot, a tightness right in my core. 

Still lying in bed, I told myself, 'Clinging, there is clinging'. And dropped down to the body, letting it relax one breath at a time. Not looking for a reason behind the tension, that would be putting a strain on the mind. Plus, it did not really matter, clinging is clinging is clinging. 

Still lying in bed, I wished to not cling for the rest of the day. Or more realistically, to catch the clinging before it even gets a chance to take hold. 

Noticing the movements in the body, noticing the movements in the mind. Tightness, no. Expansion and stillness, yes.

4 comments:

  1. I'm still shocked by how much I ignored the clues that my body offered me in the past. It's only in the past year--and I'm well into midlife--that I've begun to pay attention. And I'm continually surprised by what I learn. Even when the message is one that I'd prefer not to acknowledge, a part of me is joyful for the awareness. Thanks for your post.

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  2. Yes, I know what you mean. Joy of seeing, of knowing, of shedding light on what was previously in the darkness. This is how I understand awakening, this gradual seeing of things as they are, without the veil of ordinary delusion. Such a gift!

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  3. The body always speaks, we don't always listen. Shift happens when we do. Happy to find this by "accident" while looking for something else.

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  4. Thank you, Layla. Yes, noticing the sensations and tensions in the body. And also, cross-pollinating that awareness with acquired wisdom. Otherwise, we just notice without a blueprint and the opportunity for insight gets lost.

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