- See if you can become aware of a space opening inside your breath as you sit. As this space opens, see what happens to your awareness of the sounds in your surroundings. Allow your breathing to lead you into awareness of your thoughts and feelings. See if you can hold the question, What is this? about everything you encounter in meditation.
- Listen for what to leave out.
- When you feel emotional pain, the most common response is to push it away. Visualize your emotional pain like an upset child and imagine holding this child lovingly, soothing the child with gentle words until the pain subsides.