Thought and emptiness


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There is a space, a separation between thought and emptiness. Mindfulness cultivates the focus necessary to establish this space.
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When that gap (space) is filled by the ego, desire attaches to thought, thus fueling emotion.
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Emotion brings feelings of need, if single a mate, if poor wealth, if uncoordinated athletic prowess, if weak power.
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Now loss arrives, a feeling of inadequacy, something is missing, something needed for my happiness appears as always, in the future.
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Can we attain happiness through accomplishment?
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Remember these talented souls accomplished incredible feats but died unknown: Vincent Van Gogh, Emily Dickenson, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Gregor Johann Mendel, Galileo Galilei.
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So accomplishment may not garnish approval or status.
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Here again, if I did not buy into needing more, all this loss and resentment would be air, delusion, worthless, yes!
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We do not have to give up thought.
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We only need the ability to let go at times.
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We can focus, let go, empty the mind of thought, thus exposing the trap of desire, need and want.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Emptiness is always useful. The room is useful because it has the empty space for living. The glass is useful because it has the empty space for drinking. The USB is useful because it has the empty space for storing data.

    Be empty with meditation. : ))

  2. […] Thought and emptiness […]

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