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Taming the Monkey Mind: Experimenting on the Monkey

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  1. rascalfoxx says:

    very ucte monkey pics 😀

  2. Rick says:

    Yours is a familiar reality to me. But how do I mentally shake you into seeing it? Yes, a linear brain and abstract mind are much like oil and water. Inseparable in the vessel of life yet never to mix with the other.
    Oil must seek the surface of water. Whereas water calmly rests beneath. Meditation is not contemplation nor does it require duty. It just is. Just BE

  3. Tom Weiser says:

    I think you’re right that it’s best to approach meditation in a way that’s intentional and not just autopilot. But cut yourself some slack: it’s great if you’re practicing whether that practice is the best it could be, or somewhat sub-optimal. Relax and be with it as it is. If you want to get off autopilot try sitting with no music. The monkey mind is sure to give you some attitude if you do that.

    As for studying versus meditating, the traditional line is that both are important — sometimes they’re said to be two wings of the same bird. Studying can help you find out when you’re on autopilot and how to address that. And then of course, you have to practice.

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