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The Witness Witnessing Can End Witless Behaviors

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Let s say that you do try to sit in meditation for 20 minutes each morning and each night. Fine and good.....but what about the other 1400 minutes of each day.
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 7, 2004
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      Let's say that you do try to sit in meditation for 20 minutes each
      morning and each night. Fine and good.....but what about the other
      1400 minutes of each day. Are you running on rote-like habitual
      behaviors in a state barely different than dreamwalking? May I
      suggest that you start remembering that you are alive and witness
      this ongoing event in the present tense with as great a degree of
      attention as you would pay to Ms. Jackson's bared chest. There is
      perhaps no better way to discover the mechanical reactivity ruts we
      have fallen into, that cause us suffering and ignorance, than seeing
      them take place right before your inner eye. What are you feeling,
      seeing, smelling, tasting, hearing, touching, thinking now and in any
      and every moment? Are you reacting or acting? What is going on
      between each thought/observation/interaction? Don't answer....just
      witness. If you do this a little more each day, you will be gaining
      more and more meditative benefits, and lessen the grip of the inner
      chatterer that has led you into the kind of mess a person would run
      into if they tried to drive a car with their eyes closed. Make good
      use of those 1400 minutes by living your life as it takes place.
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