Whatever it is – do that.
Simultaneously simple and challenging, like mindfulness itself, because in any given moment there can be numerous things on the go. So, in that conundrum, I have been practicing with choosing the thing that is most effortless; or contains the least amount of struggle. What is referred to in Taoism as “Wu Wei”, or an “effortless, efforting” as my teacher explains it. This may seem obvious to some, but for me, I continuously find myself taking the hard road. Adding complexity in order to feel accomplished.
“What’s here now?” has been an inner prompting and inquiry I have worked with for years, mostly when practicing yin poses, to draw my attention back to present moment experiencing and develop an attitude of curiosity rather than rigidity. Thankfully, it now comes back to me in my regular waking hours when my environment, and relationship to it, is more layered.
There is a time for everything. Trust that in your choosing of the most effortless thing, here and now, that the rest will follow when, and as it is meant to, in it’s own time. That’s the hard part; the letting go.
Please know my online absence has not been for lack of thinking of you all. Quite the contrary!