Grateful today for....amplification!
Lately, I'm finding that practice digs out whatever the state of my mind is and amplifies it. It's as if the practice is making absolutely sure that current actual state of mind and nervous system are blasted from the body's speakers louder than the stories I tell myself. If I'm irritated, it's reflected back at me 10-fold. If I'm energized, frustrated, excited or depressed, it all comes back at me.
This sort of "in your face" presentation of the state of my mind and nervous system is not always welcome in the moment...I'm still working on that. But really, when I'm having a moment of raw honesty, I'd rather know.
If I can see it, hear it, and taste it, then I can get to know it.