a supportive base on the path of awakened selflessness

Accepting what is, Surrender and recognizing my believes works great, if i stand on a firm base, being in a good relationship with my body, mind and needs.

Even if we are already free of believes and identification with body and mind, we still can take care of our needs in order to live, be healthy and functional.

I can question for example the need to eat/breathe/drink/sleep and so be free of the craving for it, but my body still need to have some food, water, oxygen and sleep. Same is for sexuality or being social.

Conscious sexuality from time to time, especially with myself, is like eating food or washing my body. It is crucial to my Well-Being.

Naturally, some people need more or less of something than others.

If i wish to have a strong supportive base, which upholds me on the path of awakened selflessness, I can practice to work, walk, sing, sports, yoga, eat, talk, write, read, paint, listen, watch a movie, enjoy sexuality etc., while being present in my body. To be able to do, i prepare myself, before doing anything, with a short simple meditation, which connects me with body, breath and awareness. Preparation is a key-factor to anything.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Abraham Lincoln
All your abilities are no supplements for something else, but hold a meaning and value in them-self. So enjoy them and share; only dont identify with them as being who you are in essence.
If i feel a craving or any strong sensation like anger, lust, boredom or confusion, i can put my hand on that place, where i feel it the most, connect gently to that sensation, breath and relax into it. Once i am more grounded and can be present with it without judgment, i can let the sensation take me over completely, until there is no me, but only the sensation. Now, its up to me, if i want to actually act it out or keep it intrinsic. In this way, any sensation can be our healer of choice, which helps us to overturn self-centeredness from the inside out.
You can also ask your partner to do it for you or do it for your partner. Put your hand on any given place, ask your partner to breath into that place or sensation and look gently into each others eyes..Enjoy the tantra



Born in Transnistria (U.D.S.S.R) Former Zen(Rinzai)-Monk (in Eigenji and Sogenji-Japan, Psycho-spiritual Counselor, Zen-Meditation-Master (Ikkyu Zen Dojo) , Singer, Improvisation-Dancer, Hospice-Counsellor, Children Counsellor, Writer.

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