Breath by Breath: The liberating practice of insight meditation

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Entering into this spirit of repetition can also be a wonderful lesson in simplicity, which is also desperately needed in the modern world.
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Many people come to meditation expecting some complex practice leading to an extraordinary experience.
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They can’t believe they’re just supposed to sit there and watch the breath.
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But when we learn to surrender to one simple object, we begin to see how useful this skill is in other aspects of our lives.
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How many times do we brush our teeth, go to the bathroom, put on our clothes, make the bed?
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Our days are dominated by such ordinary and repetitive activity, which we generally handle by going on automatic pilot.
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That means that we miss out on much of our lives.
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This practice teaches us to stay fresh in the midst of all routine activity, really to live our lives.
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Laurie Schuler on October 14, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    This is truly something we should always live by. ❤️

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