Where do our everyday thoughts come from? Where do they go when they’re spent? You can know. You can settle down quietly and look and see for yourself. What you’ll eventually see, with practice, is Ordinary Mind, as open and as peaceful as the sky.
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Whenever and wherever I can, I try to let go of, or at least question, my well-worn thoughts and opinions. I also try to come unglued from my habitual, knee-jerk reactions. I try to let go because if I’m holding on, if I’m bound by habit and reactivity, I’ll be sure to miss the breathing, pulsing changes of life happening in every moment. And if I miss what’s happening now, I’m surely bound to add to the suffering in the world.
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