Everything you ever wanted…

“Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, pause from time to time and relax your mind. … Everything you ever wanted is right here in this present moment of awareness.”  -Ringyur Rinpoche

Nothing solves a problem quicker than a little silence. Experience the inherit peace of silence, even for a brief moment, and you will no longer doubt its reality.

As the day permits, set aside a few moments and shift attention from thinking to listening. Know you are silent. Repeat as necessary. Just a few quiet moments, now and again, will enhance your day’s perspective. Which seems to be working well for Ringyur Rinpoche… 

Throughout the day, watch your mind; and you’ll find that whatever you leave alone is perfect.

The Pause Button and Attention Games have proven to be tremendously helpful, for me, at increasing awareness.

The most valuable thing I’ve learned from awareness is that the mind only creates problems when I am unaware. The devil is inattention.

To gain proficiency at anything, you have to practice. Start each day with the goal of being a little bit more aware than you were the day before. You will know you are making progress when little things that used to bother you no longer do.

When you realize that a particular problem exists only when you are thinking about it, you have found the key to peace.

There is a saying, “sever the edge between before and after.” Live in that edge. The edge is silent. The edge is aware.

Awareness is the ultimate intelligence. It’s from awareness that every appropriate response flows.

I’ll post a new topic each Friday afternoon, in one of two categories. One will be on shooting, and the other will be on living. Or: how I learned to live from what I learned by competing.
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