Every experience is energy

We know that within every feeling or sensation
there is the same pure energy –
that both negative and positive emotions
are flexible manifestations of energy.

Then we know how to use the raw material of experience.

At the beginning of any sensation
we increase and expand it
until it becomes firmly established.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation

The sweet sense of aliveness…

Awareness is not a matter of “being aware of” something. Awareness develops from the alert attention that perceives an object’s full dimensionality – its depth, its luminosity, its significance – all at once. It allows our senses to savor the juice of experience,  the sweet sense of aliveness that makes experience meaningful.  Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche The Joy of Being

Be aware and accepting…

So do not let inner dialogues gain control;
relax and let Kum Nye do itself.

Direct your energy so that it flows freely –
physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Be aware and accepting,
`letting go’ without seriously paying attention to your inner dialogue
or getting involved in it.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation

Fostering positive interactions…

The qualities of our experience are emerging
from constant relationships with one another
and with space;
an intricate dance is taking place within us,
an animated conversation.

Awareness itself is not separate from these interactions,
but part of the conversation,
emerging from and contributing to its endless unfolding.

Consciousness trained by Kum Nye practice can engage directly
with regimes of thoughts, senses, and emotions,
fostering positive interactions.

Being present is not the goal of practice

There is no need to make “being in the present” the goal of practice.

On the contrary: striving prevents awareness from opening up.

Presence can just be,
and relaxation comes naturally,
further opening the present moment, ocean-wide.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Dancing

Gesture 20
part of the Kum Nye Dance
Freedom of Being I