Meditation: Befriending Our Experience
We begin the meditation with a sense of befriending our experience – with an intention towards gentleness and kindness as the attention goes inward. We scan the body, opening to sounds and the senses, resting in the awareness that includes this changing life. When the mind drifts, as it naturally does, we notice, then relax back into a receptive, listening presence. There’s nothing to do, simply letting life be as it is. Resting in the freedom of awake, open awareness.
We ask, “What is happening inside me right now?” Then, “Can I be with this? Can I let this be, just as it is?”
With the inflow and outflow of the breath, we relax with the life that’s arising within.