"Not to expect" posted by everyone, then anything can happen, is also my experience as well.
However, our school has a practice helps to reduce physical discomfort quickly, so that we can sit longer and calmer.
Like the origin of Zen, influenced by Daoism, which developed accupuncture, this practice can supplement "just sit" and make it more sustainable. In turn, strengthens our body and sharpens our awareness.
Yet, use it only as a "bridge", especially if our inner noise is too loud. We need to detached ourselves from all practice after mastering it.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Serge Blais <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
If you expect something, nothing will happen. If you
expect nothing, anything can happen. Let it go. See
where it takes you.
--- rlphwallace <rlphwallace@
> --- In [EMAIL PROTECTED]
ps.com, "yogavajra" <> I
> end up just saying a few small prayers and
> dedications and rise from the meditation seat
> feeling let down thinking 'what if this carries on,
> I am never going to liberate my mind just sitting
> there like a piece of wood!'
> from my own experience - it sounds like you think of
> practice as a
> goal-setting sort of thing with a scorecard. To me,
> my practice has no
> goal, no projected "pay-off". Just sitting and
> whatever happens,
> happens. My "advice" (whatever value that has) - is
> to just relax - the
> process will take care of itself. Don't be hard on
> yourself, there no
> scorecards. Hoping this helps
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