Much of the time we don’t actively choose our state of mind—our habitual thought patterns and tendencies choose it for us. In that sense our state of mind can be a kind of window into some of our unarticulated patterns, our unconscious beliefs and sense of identity. Basically our experience contains both the conscious and the unconscious mind. It holds both explicit and implicit beliefs and tendencies. When you start to pay close attention to what the mind is doing, then you gradually start to understand which tendencies are helpful and which are not. And you increase your freedom to choose the most skillful response, both internally and externally. ~Viral Mehta
when you begin the endless battle with yourself, the one that has many twists and turns in a lifetime, may you slow and settle in a place of questions…..maybe just a little ease……
inquiry for today~ so many stars are right outside your bedroom window…..imagine them lighting the deep shoreline at night…..how might that change your view?
Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful hearts. ~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche