Re: thinking mind Posted by John on June 24, 1998 at 20:59:40:
In Reply to: thinking mind posted by anonymous on June 20, 1998 at 17:45:39:
: I am having trouble practicing awareness because I can not slow down my thinking mind. Any suggestions for less thinking and more awareness?
Hi, Anonymous. Great question. First, don't fight your thinking. Let it be. Just notice it. See it for what it is: which is "just thinking." You have thinking. We all have thinking. It has a life of its own in us, and we can't force it. But we can "t'ai chi" it, without forcing it, simply through seeing it for what it is and going on with your awarenesses. Before long, by practicing being aware of it, accepting it, and recognizing it for what it is, thinking may begin to give you less trouble when you are having awarenesses. Let me know how it goes.
I've gone ahead and posted one of the advanced classes, called "Kinderthinking," in the Kindergarten. You might take a look at this for some more ideas on this subject.
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