Thinking seems to have such a bad reputation in some meditation circles, as if it is the one thing that we should aim to stop or be done with. This is perfectly understandable: when we pay attention to our mind, we notice that our unskillful thoughts are the culprit that keep us in anxiety, worry, [...]
Sometimes it takes an outrageous statement to shock us out of our old habits and make us take another look at familiar things and experiences.
I came across this one-liner while reading the biography of a contemporary Theravada teacher, Dipa Ma. She remarked that our mind is only stories in response to a student’s observation [...]
As promised, I want to finish what I have started when I introduced the meditation advice from Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah: Keep it simple and stick it to the present.
Why stick our mind and attention to the present? It is best not to misinterpret this to mean that we must never think about [...]
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