“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”— Rumi
I have been intrigued by the question of relaxation recently. The idea of it seems so simple, and yet it is so extraordinarily difficult. If I make a demand on myself to “just relax,” the body reacts by creating more tensions. I seem to have a similar characteristic to that of the onion, that is, I contain layers upon layers which appear in me as tensions. Can I observe them in this moment and accept that this is how I am, that this is the reality of the situation? All this “I”, “Me,” and “Mine” is quite a burden to carry around. How do I empty the vessel of all this unnecessary weight?