We’ve rested the body. Now let’s learn to rest the mind. This is crucial for good physical and mental health, let alone inner peace. There are different levels of resting the mind. First, we just relax the intensity. Second, we settle constant distraction. Third, we stay present, and we breathe slow and deep. Fourth, we settle into the awareness. Awareness is the deeper level of the mind. Ocean is the analogy. Turbulence and waves on the surface are the unsettled discursive mind. The deeper mind is awareness, like the deeper ocean. To fully rest the mind, we train in recognizing awareness, like the deeper ocean. This is the source of unconditional love and compassion. This is the source of the primordial (always been there) wisdom. This is the source of true inner peace and joy.
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