Teaching a section at the Green retreat at the Diamond Logos Academy in Copenhagen.
To inquire into our moment-to-moment experience is like throwing a pebble in a pond and receiving the ripples that are created. The inquiry question is the pebble and any thought, emotion, impulse to take action, physical state, Essence, etc. that arises in the wake of asking the question are the ripples we receive.
Green Essence is the aspect of our Being that gives us the ability to stay with and perceiving hurt and pain. Thus, Green Essence allows us to let hurt and pain to be visible both to others and to one self. This simplifies inquiry because it removes the parts of the activation in our system (the ripples) that arise from the need to cover pain, modify it, or soften it.