Three ways offered to practice this step; (1) Receiving the Dhamma as the most priceless gift, illustrated in the story of King Bimbisara to Pukkusati. (2) Seeing the six sense bases as they really are without clinging. (3) Time - the present without me, myself and mine.
When we are stressed, our body and mind contract, and energetically we resist the life in the present moment. This meditation helps de-condition the stress reaction by guiding us to relax open from thoughts, relax physical tension, and gently relax back over and over into living presence.
Zen master Dōgen teaches that enlightenment is intimacy with all things. These two talks explore teachings and practices that cultivate intimacy – a liberating experience of relatedness and oneness with our living world.