Ayya discusses how to use the Seven Factors of Awakening to awaken in this talk.
This is a very encouraging talk for anyone who is feeling discouraged with their meditation practice. Ayya shows us how to start where we are and use this present, raw material to awaken. There are four themes to focus on when using the Seven Factors of Awakening:
1. Seclusion from the hindrances.
2. Pay attention to impermanence.
3. Pay attention to the cessation of suffering/stress.
4. Letting go.
It's important not to use force in our practice. Ayya uses the analogy of caring for a flower. We put in the conditions of fertilizer and water and then allow the process to unfold.