Meditation: Mind Observing Mind: part one! “Why Meditate”

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A thought arises as though from nowhere.
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It might be a pleasant thought or a troubling one.
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It stays for a few moments and then dies away, to be replaced by others.
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When it disappears, like the sound of a bell fading, where does it go?
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No one can say.
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Certain thoughts recur frequently in the mind, creating states ranging from joy to sadness, desire to indifference, resentment to sympathy.
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In this way, thoughts have tremendous power to condition our state of being.
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But where do they get this power?
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They don’t have an army at their command, nor do they possess fuel to start a fire with; they don’t have stones they can stone you with.
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They are only mental constructs, so they should not be able to harm you.
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Let your mind observe itself.
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