I received a question from someone about the difference between contentment and resignation. Do you see a difference in the two? Please share your reflections and experiences on the differences and similarities.
I have been taking time with the program. Each time I re-listened to the videos, I picked up something new. One the most apparent observation I noticed is how I rush into labelling or putting a story to my experiences as soon as I attempt to notice how I am feeling at any given moment. Even as I attempted to play with noticing the differences between feeling constricted vs. expansive, and the circumstances that led to the different states, my mind would leap into some preconceived notion. For example, telling myself that I feel constricted when I'm tired, in pain, etc. Or feeling expansive if my energy levels are higher. Perhaps these states have occurred often enough for my mind to leap into these sorts of conclusions, but before this program, I have not consciously questioned and investigated whether it is true every single time. And this is in spite of supposedly having been "investigating my experiences" as part of my mediation practice in the past few months! Very interesting.