Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 01/11/2019

Cultivating Thought

I the eye of the storm I had enough presence of mind and free time to listen to a Dhamma talk by Ajahn Achalo last night while washing the dishes. The main takeaway for me was how we are constantly giving our minds food for thought (literally) so it’s no wonder we can get the mind to settle. I spent an hour this morning trying to meditate but it was more a long daydream than anything else. But, I keep at it because there’s no better choice.

What I can do though is drastically reduce my intake of media. No more paranormal podcasts, books not directly related to the Dhamma or anything that sparks proliferation. At least for a month because I really need the tranquillity and presence of mind now.

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