Here is where the illusion of self is fabricated; here is where it can be abandoned. .

  
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Many meditators find that certain thoughts proliferate—thoughts about the past and future often preoccupy our minds during meditation.
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You might feel disappointed about an event that you witnessed, but the event is long past.
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It has already changed and gone.
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Or, you might feel insecure about an activity you have to perform in the near future and hope for reassurance and support.
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The event, however, has not even occurred.
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The grasping—and consequently the place for letting go—is in the presently arising desire for recognition.
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Here is where the illusion of self is fabricated; here is where it can be abandoned.
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By momentarily ceasing to construct self-concepts through daily experiences, you simplify and clarify your relationship with all things.
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As you practice mindfulness and concentration, you learn to rest in the first moment of contact at any sense door, before it evolves into a chain of discursive thinking.
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