Posted by: Upāsaka | 03/16/2016

Negativity

Sitting in meditation this morning I was overcome by the disorderly state of the mind. Worries and machinations, anger and resentment and a general serve of dead and negativity overwhelmed the mind. Mostly, the things I kept returning to are so beyond my control that it makes no sense to hurt myself over them. Presidential elections. Oil spills. Overpopulation. What can I do about them?

As a test I will try to be as mindful as possible of the negativity as it arouses today and simply watch it size and cease where possible. When is to hard I will use the strategies recommended in the Vitakka Santana sutta to deal with them and so try to keep the mind healthy and strong by feeding it a better diet.


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