There’s the space that seems to be out there, like the sky and the ocean and the wind, and there’s the space that seems to be inside. We could let the whole thing mix up. We could let the whole thing just dissolve into each other and into one big space. Practice is about allowing a lot of space. It’s about learning how to connect with that spaciousness that’s inside, and the spaciousness that’s outside. It’s about learning to relax, soften, and open — to connect with the sense that there’s actually a lot of room.
from the book How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind
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Further quotes from the book How to Meditate:
- Accommodating anything that arises
- Perceiving reality with an unfixated mind
- The vast sky of your mind
- Nourishing the seeds of basic goodness