What has helped you recently?

For several days I was in a low mood of no known specific cause.  

Upon waking. the thought arose “am I willing to release this feeling?”   I explored the willingness and resistance to letting go…and found it was connected, not surprisingly, to concern about mortality, my own and others.  

If I did release this feeling what would be left?  Immediately the feeling vanished and my awareness was focused on the seeing, hearing, sensations, and thinking occurring in the present moment.  Existence in this moment was just fine, and I got up and moved on with this day.

I haven’t posted for quite a while because I’m just living life, often using pragmatic practices Including self inquiry on releasing negative feelings.