On November 8th and 18th I had posted an eloquent saying I came across:
“Open your hand and let the dead wood drop”
It is still a wonderful picture. It is a wonderful Practice .
Just opening my hand and letting go relaxes my body (my shoulders drop), I breathe and usually I smile.
It’s addictive – just observing my hand opening and closing.
It’s like open hands = an opening of my heart. There is a befriending of the moment.
(Probably because there is much I hold on to ; I return to myself as I do this, this simple movement. I practice it from time to time in my office at work. It’s a great one minute meditation. My yellow sticky note on my computer reminding me, says “open your hand”)
In practicing Qigong this morning, I was noticing my open hands. Noticing how they follow the energy, how they don’t try. There is no try, just do.
Here are a few words that follow in this vein, written better than I could have:
–Amadeus Sole-Leris, Tranquility & Insight
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.
–Eckhart Tolle , The Power of Now