Week 22
Cultivating Ease

Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life—and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.
—Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

The focus this week was to cultivate some of clearing’s most essential nutrients of non-efforting: ease and receptivity. Adopting a daily clearing practice that incorporates the Four Pathways of Clearing—intention, action, non-identification, and compassion—helps to grow our spacious muscle and balances doing with non-doing.

How does ease show up in your life? Why is it safe to put forth less effort?


  • Ways that ease shows up in my life . . .
  • It is safe for me to “effort less” because . . .
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  • forensicurator

    Today is day 151 for me. The exercise was to do nothing. Nothing!?!

    I had the chance to do just that as I was having a scaling and planing done at the dentist’s this morning. One hour and 45 minutes of having nothing to do – besides holding the suction device in my mouth… I let myself drift in the chair, thinking as little as possible. I didn’t plan the rest of my day (or week, etc.). Afterward, I found myself in an oddly buoyant mood, one I don’t want to come out of.

    Unfortunately, I do have some work that I must do – sending an agenda (already prepared) to a group for a phone conference on Tuesday. It’s really not much, a brief email, attach some files, hit send.

    And then, I think I’m going back to doing as much of nothing as I can for the rest of the day. It’s such a delicious feeling that I want more of.

  • GypsyDancer

    Last time I experienced total ease and joy was after I retired after 28 years of government service and did not have to get up early to deal with traffic to arrive on time to a mundane job. I feel so much ease in enjoying my home 24/7. It is completely liberating to not have to deal with angry and unpredictable superviors. The trauma of working has subsided immensely. Life is wonderful.

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