“ When a painful story arises, it’s a belief from the past that arises in the moment. There’s the possibility that rather than tightening up and bracing yourself against what’s here, you could actually embrace it … watch and feel what’s present … allow the sensations to be here. Inquiry is bringing Consciousness – space and tenderness – to the experience. Consciousness has this tremendous ability to move through the story or conditioning … You can let yourself experience whatever is here. Do you recognize that? Space is very tender. Who you are is very tender.”
This is what I mean by allowing. This is resolving past incomplete experiences, otherwise known as karma. This is winding down the past and lifting the burden of what has been, revealing what is here now that can handle anything.
“The nature of the mind is to generate conversations, often fearful ones. Rather than running from the story, invite it. Call its bluff.”
Note that what is here is tender but also indestructible. The high heart cannot be broken, just broken open.
To culture this ability to be present with what is here, I recommend an effortless meditation that connects you to source within. That cultures awareness and thus the ability to notice & inquire. Secondly, I recommend culturing gratitude. Not as a mood but as an honest thankfulness. That helps us appriecate and open to what is here.