Sensation, what is it? It is that subtle experience inside us that leads many thoughts and associations within us. Often, sensations are repressed because they lead to emotions that are uncomfortable. However, if they are allowed to surface and pass through without comment from the mind they are balancing and nurturing. Allow your sensations to surface and be experienced and presence simply is there. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Category: Thought for the Week
….and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Nietzsche
When awakening many things will fall away and some will be added. Those that are added do not require a memory, analysis or to be taken care of. They will exist because you are no longer resisting their presence. For you are no longer dancing to the illusion, only your song. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being. From the Tao te Ching # 67
When we choose to be balanced in ourselves these three things are simply present. We act, we see the ease and rightness of our action and everything unfolds in perfection. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Number 43 of the Tao te Ching says: The gentlest thing in the world overcomes the hardest thing in the world. That which has no substance enters where there is no space. This shows the value of non-action. When we as individuals choose a softer path, often referred to as a Yin or more feminine approach to situations, conflict and life in general. We listen, and we act from a place of balance. Feeling, the gentle sensations within us naturally produces this kind of experience. Choose to feel it is safe and leads to harmony in one’s life. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
#51 of the Tao te Ching says:
Every being in the universe is an expression of the Tao. It springs into existence, unconsious, perfect, free…. The act of Being allows us to experience this type of freedom. As mind and body blend, the experience is quite simply there. The only effort required to experience this is to allow feeling to have an equal part in our lives. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Number 20 of the Tao te Ching begins with:
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
What difference between yes and no?
What difference between success and failure?
Must you value what others value,
avoid what others avoid?
When the mind is at peace, when feeling and mind work together, harmony is the result. The internal conflict drops away and comparing everything and everyone relative to ourselves is no longer necessary. We now have the opportunity to live without the conflict of an overactive mind and we realize we are enough, happy and whole simply through being alive. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Change — it is always present. Our inner sensations are the current that we can ride to whole new heights of Being. These inner sensations are our inner journey both to balance and to bliss. ~Alain & Jody Herriott