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Ten Paramis: Renunciation (2 of 2)

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Teacher: Rodney Smith
Date: 2009-04-14
Venue: Seattle Insight Meditation Center



Renunciation is releasing what is not true and no longer needed.


Practice letting go (renouncing) this week. Instead of dwelling upon, figuring out, reflecting on, thinking about, projecting out, or indulging in, simply release and renounce the thoughts as unnecessary. Start by practicing this for one hour a day. Say to yourself, “There is nothing worth thinking about for this hour.” Relax, ground yourself in your body, release the need to think, and welcome presence. Make it a formal practice outside of your sitting meditation, and as the week goes on expand the time. As the practice becomes more natural notice the qualitative difference between this time in presence and the time you spend thinking. Little will change until we see the benefit of living in presence.


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