Scan your body with awareness.
Seek out a place of tension or discomfort,
And rest there with your attention.
Feel this place exactly as it is.
Feel it, be with it, just as it is.
Feel it not so that it will go away,
But with an invitation that it may stay forever.
Kiss the tension with the softness of awareness.
Bring the breath all the way into this place,
As though you are pouring water into a dry sponge.
Wait, linger, until the flower opens,
Until your awareness is completely there.
Move on to another place of tension,
And then another.
Discover the lotus growing in the mud.

Arjuna Ardagh in Leap Before You Look