So much of our mental pain and anguish stems from our almost obsessive clinging to the person we think we are. This leads to so much disappointment, disillusionment, and worse. When was the last time you took a critical look into the question, “on a deeper more fundamental level who really am I?” This goes beyond mere intellectual curiosity. Sometimes just sit quietly examining this question. See what surfaces, if anything. Learn to become AWARE through this quiet inner process. Just be aware and rest in this awareness. Try it; you may like it.
Meditation and mindfulness are like dance-partners. They each support the other gracefully. There are two types of meditation: focused (shamatha) and contemplative (analytical). Focused meditation also is translated as calm abiding, concentration, and single-pointed meditation. […]
Gaining mastery over our destructive propensities, through the exercise of awareness and self-discipline with regard to our body, speech, and mind, frees us from the inner turmoil that naturally arises when our behavior is at […]