' Inner body awareness '...


Bring present awareness into the body and mind throughout the day, especially when you notice thought wandering into the story of self—into past, future, and resistance to now. Notice the awareness in your toes, your legs, your pelvic area, your stomach, your chest, your arms, your fingers, and your head. If any mental commentary arises during inner body awareness, simply see that commentary and bring attention back into the body and mind.

When inner space is aware of itself in this way, thought naturally quiets. It is seen that awareness throughout the body is one flowing energy field without boundaries. In noticing that the space of the inner body is one undivided space, this same undivided space is seen to be “out there”—outside the body. This is the realization that there is no boundary between you and the rest of life. Thought creates this illusory boundary.

Don’t think of “inner body awareness” as a practice or doing in time. Thought is what places a practice in time. If the thought arises, “I should continue practicing inner body awareness so that I can become more present,” just notice it. That story is a lie. There is no becoming to awareness. Noticing inner body awareness is an end in and of itself. It is a present seeing.



-Scott Kiloby, Reflections of the One Life: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment

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