The invitation of this practice is to rest in consciousness itself, to develop a mind that is vast like space, where experiences both pleasant and unpleasant can appear and disappear without conflict, struggle or harm. Instead of being lost in our experiences, the dramas of our existence, we can practice sensing the space around our experience, letting go and relaxing, resting in open awareness. Open awareness allows us to hold our experiences with more ease and less reactivity.
“We see the dance of life, we dance beautifully, yet we are not caught in it. In any situation, we can open up, relax, and return to the sky-like nature of consciousness.” – Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart