Don’t Know Mind

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{I’ve been playing around with a some little paintings and this here is one}

I just finished reading a wonderful book called The Wise Heart: A guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield. I’ve long been interested in both Psychology and Buddhism, so this book really hits it for me. I read another book by Kornfield some time ago, and it really cut through to me, so it wasn’t an accident that I turned to him again. He has a kind, gentle, and deeply insightful way of talking about the struggle of life and how we can see out of it.

Towards the end of the book, Kornfield talks about a concept called “Don’t-Know Mind.” It means exactly what it sounds like—a mindset where you realize you don’t know how things will turn out, and that’s OK. Kornfield presents it as a meditation exercise. Here’s an…

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