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Q&A: I have found great success with observing and letting go of emotions that arise, but I am having a hard time getting the same results with tiredness or other physical problems.

Master Culadasa addresses letting go and observing is a practice in accepting whatever results that occur.

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Student: More and more, I've been the last few months I've been developing in the felony with emotions. Just take notice that it's an emotion and not get attached with it, or at least certainly increase the amount of attachments. But today I've been feeling very tired. And as I started meditating, I started noticing, oh, I've got a whole story about the state of tired.

I'm very attached to this being tired. I'm worried about this being tired and what I face and what effect, so on and so on. Oh, this is I can perhaps work with this. Like I've worked with emotion, but it was no letting up. It just kept being real. And yeah, had difficulty even locating the tiredness.

Like it's not even like necessarily a physical sensation. So I'm so aware that it's a story I'm so aware that I'm making a problem out of some small amount of physical sensation. Have you got any words of wisdom about reducing physical step?

Culadasa: It's physical tiredness or you're talking about

Student: physical tire views,

Culadasa: as you can feel it.

Student: I can feel it, but I think mostly it's the whole big story. There's a certain little bit of a slow missing dullness, but I think mostly it's a story mostly. It's what if this, and now I'm gonna have to deal with that. And man.

I'm not, I don't buy it now and you can feel like they're not releasing from it either.

Culadasa: That's wonderful that you can see how there's a little bit of feeling in your body and your mind makes up all of those stories about it's really great. Just to see how that works. Yeah. I'm aware of it all day.

It's been real.

Okay. The other thing to notice. So as your non-acceptance side, you're wanting it to be different and going away not be there. And is there maybe a little bit of judgment about story too?

One side's notice that it was not real. Yeah. I should be able to

I saw it. I thought I knew better

get my experience with the last couple of months is when I notice, then I'm getting better and better release. So this time I noticed that. And so I said, oh, maybe physical stuff is different. Maybe I better ask because of these food that I have not tried to with anything physical. And I even did a little Kellogg.

He's oh yeah. And I went forth as I'm getting older, my body gets sore more easily. I've been holding on to that too. And then I started noticed thinking, yeah there's a whole series of physical stuff then attached to. This would be very useful it to be able to release from nice this one out that well.

And how does this to get to achieve a release from that? You have to accept it. Yeah. So you have to write that mindful awareness continue to be free flying soaring Eagles, like rather than getting snagged down to the reactions to that's really good. Yeah. So watch that. And I, to recognize.

The subtler layers of attachment that they're hard. There's, you can become attached to being able to let go of saying

you have to let go of that attachment to

yeah, that's absolutely free to is not attachment.


Automated transcription

more and more than the last few months, I've been developing abilities with emotions just they've notice that it's an motion and and now get attached with it or at least certainly increasing the amount of attachments. But today, I've been feeling very very tired. Mh. And as I said noticing, I started noticing Oh, I've got a whole story about this thing tired. I'm attachments being tired. I'm worried about the same and what is this and what bad, i mean so and so on. I oh, this is like, I can perhaps sw with this like I work with the motion, but there was no letting up.

It it this kept being real. Mh okay. And yeah. Has difficulty even locating the tire. Like like, it's not even like necessarily of physical sensation. So I'm so aware that it's a story. And so aware that I'm making a problem out of some small amount of physical sensation. Have you got any words of wisdom about releasing physical stuff? Well. So it's it's physical tire that you're talking about? Physical tire. You can feel it in you're right. Well I can feel it, but I think mostly it's a whole big story.

There's a certain little bit of slowness dull u but I think mostly it's a story. Mostly, it's way space and now all have to deal with that and then. So I I... I'm not... I'm I don't buy it now. And you like feel like I'm not releasing from it either. Also, sorry, I that's wonderful that you can see how there's a little bit of feeling in your body and your mind makes up all of the story about it's really great. Just just to see how that works Yeah. They're kinda aware of it. Yeah. Mean all all day.

It's been real. Right. The other thing to notice though is your non acceptance survey you're wanting it to be different. And go wait. Not be there. And is there maybe little bit of judgment about the story to? Well once thing notice that it was not real. Then I should be able to from this. Yeah. Sure. Right. Yeah. I I saw I I thought I do better. That experience If I experience the last couple of months is when I know, then I'm getting better better relief. So this time I noticed then... And so I as said oh those maybe physical stuff is different.

Maybe, I better ask, Mh Because the that I have not tried to with anything physical and I even took, like a little catalog by... Oh, yeah. And i went with as I'm getting over my body gets sore more easily. I've been holding on that too, and then they said noticed thinking yeah they've this. Series some physical stuff. And i'm kinda attached to that... This would be very use. You to be able to release from this this one. Yep. Well, and and it just to to get to achieve a release from that. You have to accept it.

Yeah. Then. So so you have to like that mindful awareness continue to be free flying, soaring eagle like rather than getting snagged down to the reactions to it. That's really good. Yeah. To watch flush that. And and I to recognize the subtle layers of attachment. That they're are there, you know, you can become attached to being able to like, old thing. Yeah. And yes so I go that attachment too. Yeah.

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