Practice and Reflection: Birth, Dependent Origination
Bring your practice to charged mind states this week. First, ground and center by resting your attention on your breath and body sensations. Then, acknowledge the state of the mind, with as little judgment as possible. For example, “Oh, the mind is worrying.” Then, acknowledge the sense of self that is being created: “Oh, I am taking the shape of a worried person.” See if this gentle stepping back from the enmeshment of the mind-state creates some degree of spaciousness.
This recording was edited and prepared for publication by volunteer John Stott.