Dec 27, 2020

“In reality, all we’re ‘doing’ in meditation is forming and holding specific conscious intention—nothing more. In fact, while it may not be obvious, all our achievements originate from intentions. Consider learning to play catch. As a child, you may have wanted to play catch, but at first your arm and hand just didn’t move in quite the right way. However, by sustaining the intention to catch the ball, after much practice, your arm and hand eventually performed the task whenever you wanted. ‘You’ don’t play catch. Instead, you just intend to catch the ball, and the rest follows. ‘You’ intend, and the body acts.”

from “The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness” by Culadasa (John Yates PhD), Matthew Immergut, Jeremy Graves

Thoughts about living mindfully
Created on Dec 23, 2020
By @dmje