What Is Conscious Practice?
Conscious practice is remembering that
consciousness is always present.
Realisation is the experience of practising, rather than the method itself.
Practice is simply the actual experience of the empty clarity of perception, before anything is perceived. Whatever we perceive is perceived through a veil of karmic propensities, and it is this that inhibits our seeing clearly. Seeing these obscurations is therefore our practice, which is clearing away the veil that imposes itself on everything we see.
We can either realise the confidence-wisdom of genuine, enlightened compassion, or we can continue being addicted to the ‘news’.
So practice is realising the perception taking place at this very moment; that perception is pure when we don’t indulge in fixations. Recognising karmic propensities is our teacher. This is how we can practise all the time, anywhere.
“But my teacher says I should meditate four times a day!”
Then upgrade your teacher.