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How To Meditate Without Dying - The Life and Thoughts of Zach
Dec. 30th, 2008
09:32 am -
How To Meditate Without Dying
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December 29th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
Well put, and quite precise...
I've always heard it as treating your thoughts as clouds passing in the sky as clouds are a bit more nebulous and ever-changing like our thoughts...there's no reason to try to hold onto them as they will float by and change shape...but the stream and your examples are much more pertinent to describing the grasping and attention aspect of the usual "thinking" moments in meditation.
re: "thinking" when you notice yourself following the duck, simply say to yourself "thinking" and return to the unfocused gaze upon the stream....using "thinking" allows us to identify the act and work with from it w/out assigning it a karmic weight.