In welcoming you are completely open, and your whole body is in a state of receiving.
In welcoming there is no anticipation of any kind; you are ready, available to receive, to accept.
You are in a state of listening.
In welcoming you are beyond the mind, beyond choice, and you are free from the complementarity of good and bad; you receive in love.
In welcoming you are free from the person.
When you become more established in welcoming you can really say you welcome the welcoming. This means you no longer emphasize what you welcome, but you emphasize the welcoming itself.
These are only words, but when you make them your own so that they are not only intellectual but you are really in the state of welcoming, you will feel a very big difference on the level of the energy.
In a state of waiting the energy is still ready to perceive; it is ready to be directed.
But when we come to welcoming for its own sake, when the welcoming is itself what we welcome, then the energy is completely at rest, rests in itself. In this perfect equanimity.
It is pure seeing, pure hearing, pure acting, thinking without a thinker, doing without a doer, hearing without a hearer; it is absolute spontaneity.
In this absence of a center, absence of a controller, we live perfectly appropriately in all situations.
In perfect availability we have a non-objective relationship with ourselves and with our surroundings. We are free from complicity with our surroundings, no longer an accomplice to any situation.
It is an absence of all affectivity, but it is the presence of affection, of love.
In living in welcoming, reasoning and thinking have no more role to play.
In welcoming we are free from psychological memory, and in being free from psychological memory there is intelligence.
This intelligence does not function through reasoning. It is a profound intuition, an insight.
– Jean Klein –