Friday, April 5, 2013
Pause, Relax, Momentum, Life Narrative, Habit of Tensions
“When we Pause, we step out of reaction and into the moment; when we Relax, we meet thoughts and feelings with acceptance. Accepting is to the mind what relaxing is to the body. It is how the mind relaxes. Having awakened to this moment’s experience, we rest in a quality of awareness that is accepting, yielding, nonresistive, and available.
Such acceptance is an inherent quality of mindfulness; it has only been obscured by the habit of tensions. Awareness that is relaxed and stable can know the present moment intimately, neither grasping nor backing away.”
Kramer G. “Insight dialogue. The interpersonal path to freedom.” Shambhala, Boston, 2007.