You may have an idea of how your system/body needs to open. 

That very idea is what is preventing your system from opening.

Thinking can actually be a form of contraction or narrowing down of the energy, of closing down the system.

You can’t repeat the way in which your system will open.

It won’t be like last time. It has to be new each time.

Actually the very feeling, the undeniable recognition that it must be new, teaches us to just live in this fresh new experience all of the time.  

The practice molds us to being receptive, simple, and childlike.

Rose and I, 2006