January 27, 2019

Your hand is touching the recipient’s body. Whatever your hand does is an activity you’re doing, but it’s
 not you. What is the rest of you doing? When you are present, your attention is not just with your hand. It’s with yourself—with your whole body and with the taste of yourself existing in this moment. If you forget yourself, you’re not relating to life. Relating means there is an inner process, too.

Life is not just what you perceive. It’s that, but with you in it. If you leave yourself out, life comes and goes mechanically, but you’re not participating in it. We don’t know what “myself” really means, but we can use our mind to connect to the body. That becomes our starting point.

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