On a recent retreat, I made the following journal entry:
Kinder kinder kinder. Gentler gentler gentler. It’s always sweeter and less effortful than you think. You spent so many days switching techniques looking for something to lessen the efforting, but the technique doesn’t cause the effort, the identification with an efforting self does!
Any technique is the right technique, with the right relationship to it. Kind. Gentle. Curious. Allowing. Without expectations.