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What can I expect from practicing Tantra?
As aspirants seeking to become tantric practitioners, we always start from where we are, by gradually developing a correct Tantric attitude to life. This attitude combines attention with relaxed awareness that expands from the physical body towards more subtle perceptions. Processes that have appeared mysterious until now will slowly start to reveal themselves in intuitions and glimpses of direct knowledge. The habit of experiencing life mostly from the mind (which is why Western man is referred to in some cultures as ‘a head with a body’) will grow into a wider perspective, which is more experiential and less speculative, integrating …
Attention is a soft-focused moment of pure awareness. Attention is mirror-thought – it reflects only what is presently happening and in exactly the way it is happening. Attention is non-judgmental observation: it is that ability of the mind to observe without criticism. When attention is awakened, one takes a balanced interest in things exactly as they are in their natural states. One does not decide and does not judge. One just observes. No pride, no shame, nothing personal at stake – what is there, is there. Attention is impartial watchfulness. It does not take sides. Attention does not get hung …