I was under the impression that to awaken, the body was something to overcome. I spent my time fighting with its tendency towards fear, anxiety and the physical manifestations of these states. This battle raged for many months and years until one day it stopped. The fear, anxiety and physical manifestations did not, but the resistance to them lessened. As my grip fell away from manipulating the body’s experience, this is when peace would visit.
The mind will be frantic at first without a problem to solve. It will buck against the framework of simply being.
It will want to move, to alter, to make better or more. It will hate to be still.
Invite this resistance to come sit at your table. Offer it a chair. Let it be wild with its anger. Let it try to scare you into action. Let it do whatever it wants.