The cognitive, comparing, judging side of the mind creates dust and dirt on the surface, deciding some thoughts are better than others.
“Common sense tell us so many mental events arising and vanishing in the space of a minute can’t all possibly be true.”
Remember, when the mind goes fast, awareness disappears, and delusions seem real in this dissociated space.
Realize there is twice as much judgment, bias, cloudy self image inside the mind, subtlety hidden with speedy thoughts and judgments.
What could happen if you stopped judging, thinking about our reactions, pondering alternatives you could have taken, always second guessing yourself.
Until thoughts, emotions, sensations, and perceptions are seen as transparent and not as solid and real, life will remain rigid, small and confusing.
Meditate, observe the transparency of thought, the mind.
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- Living in a world that fuels anxiety
- Expanding the Present Moment
- Learning not to die
- The Tao of Boredom
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- Pythagoras in India
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- Happiness, and all that crap
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- zen slap
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- Buddhism, Suffering, and the new iPhone.
- Chuang Tzu | The Turtle
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- Philosophy – most rules have exceptions
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- Why I Hope to Die at 75
- Creativity Without Grasping
- Tiny Houses and Religion
- Whipping the Donkey
- You are not broken and you don’t need to be fixed*
- Precept 5 – Drinking to Excess
- Resting in the Middle
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- The Three Marks of Existence
- Peace found inside middle of Vietnam War
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- Cultivating a Gratitude Practice
- Intimidation – the waterboarding of business
- Allowing things to sit
- Western Buddhism is Ageing
- 10 Powerful Benefits of Change
- Why we will come to see mindfulness as mandatory
- Making Feelings Your Friends
- Rushing toward happiness
- Merging Private Truths with your Public Life
- Realizing the Four Stages on the Path to Nirvana – For Dummies
- Walden – Chapter 18