June 20, 2013
Start wherever you are. Take the principle of Body Comfortable, for example. Let’s say you are a bit tense. You do something to make your body a little more relaxed. That’s a step towards Body Comfortable. But it’s not the whole thing, because the body is not what we see with our eyes. The body has many dimensions, and so does Body Comfortable.
Even when you make what you’re used to considering your “physical body” comfortable, your mind may still have a lot of unpleasant thoughts; there may still be turmoil in your feelings. So you can’t really say you have Body Comfortable.
You have to breathe, come to the body, and stay with it until your mind is quiet, feelings are calm, and you become present. You can call that Body Comfortable. But there are many dimensions above that. You never reach a level from which you can’t still take another step.