Meditation practice is a simple way of stepping out of the neurotic and chaotic aspects of the thought process. We can simplify everyday life, as well as bring simplicity to the sitting practice of meditation. Relating to both practice and daily life as fully as possible, being right on the dot in terms of technique, will bring us into an open situation where we don’t have to guard against anything or concentrate on anything, either. We find that the meditative aspect of the situation is there already.
from the book Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness
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Further quotes from the book Mindfulness in Action:
- Impermanence is beauty
- There is no ideal state of meditation
- The organic quality of compassion
- Looking at your own eyes
- The expression of total insult
- Discovering alertness