Wednesday, March 3

Resistance Is Futile

One hour sitting, metta, unfocused but pleasant. Early on there was a terribly difficult all-over ill-at-ease feeling throughout the body. This is what Shinzen Young referred to in this article, the feeling of resistance itself. Usually it localizes in my chest & arms, but this time it was throughout my trunk, legs, even my head. Ugh. At times I felt like I wouldn't be able to stand it another moment, an internal shout of "No!" welled up again and again... But then it passed. When I determined to direct the attention to cultivation of metta, all the resistance dispersed, and pleasant feelings arose.

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