mindfulness

October 12, 2010

Mindfulness practice offers the restraint necessary to overcome the tug of desire upon the senses.

As we notice the mind wandering off to explore a gratifying train of thought, or as we notice the body’s urging to nudge ourselves into a more comfortable position, we gently abandon the impulse and return attention to the primary object of awareness.

We do this again and again, until the mind becomes content with being fully present with what is manifesting here and now in the field of experience, rather than rushing off for some other form of stimulation.

As the mind settles down it becomes considerably more powerful, and thus more empowered.

– Andrew Olendzki, “The Ties that Unbind”

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