Why Meditate: LIBERATING THE MONKEY MIND

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Out of the vortex of our thoughts, first emotions arise, and then moods and behaviors, and finally habits and traits of character.
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What arises spontaneously does not necessarily produce good results, any more than throwing seeds into the wind produces good harvests.
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So we have to behave like good farmers who prepare their fields before sowing their seeds.
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For us this means that the most important task is to attain freedom through mastering our mind.
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If we consider that the potential benefit of meditation is to give us a new experience of the world each moment of our lives,
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then it doesn’t seem excessive to spend at least 20 minutes a day getting to know our mind better and training it toward this kind of openness.
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The fruition of meditation could be described as an optimal way of being, or again, as genuine happiness. .
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This true and lasting happiness is a profound sense of having realized to the utmost the potential we have within us for wisdom and accomplishment.
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Working toward this kind of fulfillment is an adventure worth embarking on.
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