A MASTERY THAT SETS US FREE: “Why Meditate”

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As we shall see, the way we deal with thoughts in meditation is not to block them or feed them indefinitely, but to let them arise and dissolve by themselves in the field of mindfulness.
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In this way, they do not take over our minds. Beyond that, meditation consists in cultivating a way of being that is not subject to the patterns of habitual thinking.
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It often begins with analysis and then continues with contemplation and inner transformation.
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To be free is to be the master of ourselves.
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It is not a matter of doing whatever comes into our heads, but rather of freeing ourselves from the constraints and afflictions that dominate and obscure our minds.
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It is a matter of taking our life into our own hands rather than abandoning it to the tendencies created by habit and mental confusion.
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Instead of letting go of the helm and just allowing the boat to drift wherever the wind blows, freedom means setting a course toward a chosen destination—the destination that we know to be the most desirable for ourselves and others.
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One response to this post.

  1. Great post. very insightful. I can definitely relate to having my mind run in circles with an endless series of thoughts. Meditation sounds like a great idea!

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