The mind wants to solve problems. That is an excellent thing to do if the thing you are solving is something logical. However the feelings within us are not based in logic, they are feelings. They are not something you “reason with”, they are sensations. Let them be sensations and allow yourself to simply feel gently and allow the issue to unwind. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
As we unwind our fears and limitations through feeling our feelings, the mind naturally lightens the intensity of its focus and we begin to experience quiet and a sense of internal motion. This motion happens within us, around us and through us. It is a naturally occurring part of our make-up. We are flow and it is always there to nurture us. Enjoy ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Every experience we have is an opportunity to experience opening. This means everything that happens! People believe that being present doesn’t include everyday interactions and experiences and that we need to leave the state of presence in order to interact with others. In our experience this is not the case, just the habit created from years of patterning. Every experience can now take on new meaning. We are in the world but not of the world, nor are we drawn into the drama of a situation.
The Tao te Ching would say:
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from your own mind
and thus understand all things?
This is the nature of Being versus being caught in the drama. Feeling the feelings within us and allowing them to unwind takes us there and sets us free. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Ever feel emotionally frozen in your day? This is an example of feeling, an inner sensation. To change it requires no thought, just the willingness to feel. As it changes you unwind, and you experience quiet, a mind at peace. This is the goal of almost every meditative model. This is the beginning of being; it is worth every moment of your time. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
When we need to understand something we tend to strive and dig for the answers. The mind is searching everywhere; we weigh and judge each answer and try something, then reevaluate and try again. When we instead feel the inner conflict and allow that to unwind, the answers simply appear in our world. Little to no effort is required and we return to a sense of rightness and balance. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
“You learned to run from what you feel, and that’s why you have nightmares. To deny is to invite madness. To accept is to control.” — Megan Chance, The Spiritualist
In a way, this is very true, when we run from what we feel we create great internal imbalance. When we learn to feel our feelings we unwind the madness. However there is nothing that needs to be accepted or settled for. Feeling is its own reward. Allowing this we unwind and enter a state of presence; now we simply are. —Alain & Jody Herriott