Let the mind do what it does…
December 7, 2011, 10:42 am
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The idea that the mind needs to calm down is just another spiritual belief put forward by the progressive approach to meditation. It’s a diversionary tactic designed by the mind, which loves to do battle with itself. Try as hard as you can, you’ll never get the mind to settle down. Indeed, all your efforts to calm it just make it more agitated. Rather, let the mind do what it does, and rest as the primordial awareness that isn’t disturbed by the perturbations of the mind. The mind’s nature is to move, but you are not your mind; you’re limitless, silent, ungraspable presence. Pardoxically, of course, when you leave the mind alone, it tends to calm down by itself.

~Stephan Bodian

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