Doubt: ….Excerpt From: Catherine, Shaila. “Focused and Fearless.”

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“It is imperative for the sincere meditator to unwaveringly witness the functions of desire, aversion, restlessness, and doubt, witness these forces arising—but without acting them out, without buying into them.
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See them arise as empty thoughts, and see them pass just as quickly. . If they are not seen clearly, these mental states can obstruct progress in concentration.
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Doubt can assail the mind with indecision, worry, or chronic judgment.
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Unabated, the momentum of uncertainty can paralyze spiritual progress.
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Yet doubt is nothing more than a thought. .
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Through examining the experience of doubt, you will come to understand doubt, rather than be consumed by it.
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Doubt is a category of thought that you can definitively set aside.
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The very instant you realize you are thinking you have an opportunity to affect the patterns of mind.
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Thoughts of self can clutter attention with a plethora of diversified tales—preventing composure, stillness, and unification.
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Concentration abandons this diffusing activity.
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When you clearly perceive a thought, natural disinterest replaces identification with the stories.
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As the mind calms, mental seclusion is established.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by kelly on July 11, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Everyday this practice brings me clarity I never imagined. I reread a part of a book yesterday and got it. My life is on its way to being magical. I get it Stillness, peace, joy. I am so thankful for you Marty. Your journey true your pain and trauma and healing is truly saving my existence.

  2. Be thankful for yourself also Kelly.

    I have shared a few skills, you have sat with your own mind and thoughts, not me.

    This is a skill set that I travels everywhere you go.

    Once we realize we have enough, yes we want more but we miss the joy surrounding us.

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