But shinjin is different. It doesn’t necesarily imply a special state of mind, or special thing to be felt or experienced. It is simply to entrust in Amida Buddha.
On the Jodo Shinshu path we are relaxed because we don’t need special states of mind or special qualities, we don’t need to be different than we already are in our daily lives, that is, caught in attachments of every kind; we don’t need to be wise … in short we need to be nothing else than we already are.
Refuge in Amida, faith in Amida, recitation of His Name is effective not because of us, of a certain state or quality we should develop, but because of Amida. Once you realize this you can be relaxed. To be relaxed in Jodo Shinshu is to leave everything to Amida. It’s the problem of Amida to save you, to make you become a Buddha.
I repeat, as I am not writing this post by accident but because of my experience with some people which I think they need it, don’t think at something special in relation with faith.