Giving in to the urge to rest leads to
release of tension
which leads to
reviewing what we were tense about
which allows the body to
repair the areas that were tense and
restore blood flow and relaxed functioning
which then invites the body mind system to
rehearse moving through the actions of life in a more relaxed mode
and then we emerge from this mental rehearsal, which is also very physical, and
remember that we are meditating, and we orient to the outer world, and we can get up or continue for another cycle.
hmmmmm . . . what did I leave out? hmmmmmmmm
Rhythms - life seems to like to flow through these modes of restoring and renewing itself. These R's may flow from one to the other in any periodicity, from every few seconds to every few minutes.
A full cycle may be very quick, 20 seconds, then slower, 40 seconds, then slower still, 90 seconds, then a leisurely 3 minutes.
Unpredictable and surprising. This is what makes things interesting.
Once you accept how surprising meditation is - and this is a great skill - the whole process becomes entertaining and absorbing.