Maintaining awareness ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

As long as you maintain awareness or mindfulness, no matter what happens when you practice, your practice is meditation. If you watch thoughts, that is meditation. If you can’t watch your thoughts, that is meditation, too. Any of these experience can be supports for meditation. The essential thing is to maintain awareness, no matter what thoughts, emotions, sensations occur. If you remember that awareness of what occurs is meditation, then meditation becomes much easier than you may think.


Mingyur Rinpoche

from the book The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness


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