The more you think about your own self, the more self-centered you are, the more trouble even small problems can create in your mind. The stronger your sense of ‘I’, the narrower your thinking becomes. Then even small troubles become unbearable, like seeing a small spider and reacting like it is the Loch Ness monster! On the other hand, if you concern yourself mainly with others, the broader your thinking becomes, and life’s inevitable difficulties disturb you less. So please cultivate humility.
Bring your mind home to the present moment. Then observe the next thought. Where did it come from? Without thinking, just observe with your quiet mind where the thought came from. No conclusions, just observation, […]
Quieting the mind and allowing it to deeply relax and settle into the present moment is strong medicine. Since we are used to doing the opposite, of following imaginary “what if” stories in the future […]