Slip out of the Noose of Your Anxious Self (Sogyal Rinpoche quote)

Slip out of the Noose of Your Anxious Self (Sogyal Rinpoche quote)

quote by Sogyal Rinpoche

“Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature. Think of your ordinary emotional, thought-ridden self as a block of ice or a slab of butter left out in the sun.

If you are feeling hard and cold, let this aggression melt away in the sunlight of your meditation. Let peace work on you and enable you to gather your scattered mind into the mindfulness of calm abiding, and awaken in you the awareness and insight of clear seeing. And you will find all your negativity disarmed, your aggression dissolved, and your confusion evaporating slowly like mist into the vast and stainless sky of your absolute nature.”

by Sogyal Rinpoche


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  1. Sue Krevitt 4 years ago

    Perfect advice.
    So … simple, really:
    Just toss the headlines, the tv news, the Net, our confused brains and questionable “educations,”
    the worried family, friends, neighbors, the garbage,
    …the whole dark pile of … stuff, and let it all melt into the higher reality. After all, is not 99.99999% of our fussing based on false conclusions from a false basis?


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