so simple

This whole thing is so simple. It’s our mind’s deeply entrenched habit to want to make this more complicated than it really is. And we get little help from many Buddhist scriptural and other tradition-bound sources–if anything, studying, reading or listening may leave us with nothing more than a headache. Meditation is simple resting: resting in observation and in direct experience. What happens when we observe? Our mind shifts from thinking to simple awareness. When …

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Thoughts Matter

With mindfulness we watch our thoughts, simply being with what is unfolding freshly, free of fear, or unbalanced excitement and agitation.   Rhonda Byrne’s ultra-bestselling 2006 self-help book, The Secret, which, sold over 19 million copies and has been translated into 46 languages, is based on the so-called law of attraction. The main idea seems to be that positive thinking can lead to a person becoming a magnet for wealth, optimal health and true happiness. …

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