Stay close and do nothing

natural roots“Stay close and do nothing“ is the title of a book on caring for the Dying. It is also sound advice for meditation practitioners.

If we can stay with the sensation of a challenging emotion in our body, if we don’t follow the fight-or-flight instinct, our compulsion to run away or struggle with the energy, transformation can happen on its own.

Make use of inner resources

Patience and compassion are two resources which support this gesture. With patience we can witness the mind running through its reactive, patterned responses. Compassion creates the container in which transformation and healing happens.

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