Sunday, 19 February 2012

Advice at the Beginning : Surrender to relaxation

To get the most benefit from practice we should apply relaxation. But, how do we relax? If we try to relax the very act of trying will get in the way! A good way to get around this problem is to imagine that we are relaxed already. This is an ancient method. The 'result' becomes the 'method.' When we imagine we are relaxed we stop trying... the feeling of relaxation comes and then we let that feeling take over. At this stage the effects of relaxation can become powerful when you surrender to the experience of relaxing. There is nothing that is not included. There is no sense of the self which is observing in a detached way. Become the experience of relaxing! In a similar way we can 'let go' into the experience of 'just being.'