“Everybody has a plan ‘till they get punched in the face.” -Mike Tyson
Sometimes, after too much reading, thinking, watching the internet, analysing, studiying and meditating, I find myself having more a vision ON reality than having a vision OF reality.
Luckyly, being a student of martial arts whole my life (when I was younger more the fighting aspect, now more the ‘what it means to deal with resistance on any level’ aspect) I have always had some kind of physical discipline. This for me is a great and easy way getting out of being stuck in one kind of space. Although the TSK really encourages to not leave the body out of the inquiry and vision, it takes sometimes a little more effort to find how to do this.
One very short way to find unity of body and mind, physical and mental emotions, maybe even ‘a different way of knowing’ is the following. Try it out, it will take only a minute;
stand up, lift one leg from the ground, close your eyes. After some time , change legs.
For me, when I do this, the comment on ex 2 of DTS : “… (the exercise is) based on the premise that we can afford to let go of our dependence on thoughts; that a different way of knowing is available. Without some willingness to engage this possibility directly, the exercise will probably not prove fruitful.” (DTS 251), and even the whole exercise, makes more sense. Even the expression making sense makes more sense.