Let Things Take Their Course
Student: Can you speak about when one is sitting meditation and bodily discomforts arise and one is taken up by the feeling of discomfort and boredom?…
Chögyam Trungpa: When bodily pain or pleasure arise, it is very simple. You just perceive it and just leave it. You do not have to put it through any process of any kind. Each situation is unique. Therefore you just go along with it, let it happen according to its nature.
S: I don’t quite understand what you mean by “go along with.”
CT: It is a matter of acceptance. Even though the acceptance of what is happening may be confusing, just accept the given situation and do not try to make it something else; do not try to make it into an educational process at all. Just see it, perceive it, and then abandon it. If you experience something and then disown that experience, you provide a space between that knowledge and yourself, which permits it simply to take its course. Disowning is like the yeast in the fermentation process. That process brews a state of mind in which you begin to learn and feel properly.