calming mindful breathing

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Thích Nhất Hạnh:

I have a breathing exercise that I would like to offer you. I’m sure that if you follow this exercise in difficult moments, you will find relief.

Breathing in, I know I am breathing in.

Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.

Breathing in, my breath grows deep.

Breathing out, my breath grows slow. Continue reading

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stability

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Now is the time to put into practice all you have learned and trained for.

When in the midst of a churning whirlpool if one loses stability, what happens?  Turbulence, confusion and perhaps even despair may be the result. Whatever means you have found to calm your mind, now is the time to put it into practice as continually as possible. When you wake up in the morning and before you close your eyes for the night, endeavor to practice so that you mind can be in a constant state of comfort and stability. Continue reading

skillful means to focus on stillness

Here are two short videos of Eckhart Tolle that are wonderfully useful as so-called skillful means. One could say they can be a supporting condition for bringing your focus to stillness, or ‘inner spaciousness’ as Eckhart calls it:

Eckhart Tolle Spaciousness

1. Inner Spaciousness 3:29

Eckhart Tolle Balance

2. The Balance of Being and Doing 2:42

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Creating from the Stable Mind

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The only way to create New Earth, which is to live New Earth, is from the Stable Mind. Sometimes it is called “Big Mind”, or Universal Consciousness. When we continually ground ourselves in that place, then “we see clearly what we should and should not do in order to improve the situation”.

It always comes back to the core statement that we move in the space we create as we move. (Krishnamurti) How we live now is how our future unfolds around us. This is the view that evolution is the dynamic of the unfoldment of all the potential that is contained within each of us as seeds.

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