The first step [to get in touch with joy] is
to learn how to get seated in experience.
Over time, as we continue to exercise, we encounter a calmness that does not disperse easily when thoughts or sensations come.
It becomes possible to remain:
to remain in calmness,
to keep our seat.
Our sense-experiences, out thoughts and feelings, come and go,
but calmness is our steady companion,
allowing us to make contact with
the subtle, balanced sustaining depths of practice.
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Dancing