“If you have a problem that can be fixed, then there is no use in worrying. If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying.”
All problems breed, multiply, and thrive in inattention.
When you are alone, if you spoke every thought, all personal problems would quickly self-resolve.
If you don’t know what you are thinking about, you cannot know that you are worrying; as if worrying was ever anything but debilitating.
To dispose of any problem, all you have to do is become aware of the thoughts that are creating the problem. No further effort is required.
To turn off your mind, all you have to do is become aware of it. See the beauty of that.
The mind functions in two realms: the typical wandering mind, and the trying-to-remember-something mind. In inattention, the mind wanders. The remembering mind is silently listening—aware.
Notice your state of mind when you are consciously trying to remember something, perhaps a name. Your mind becomes silent, and the name appears in the silence.
The pure mind—aware—is intelligent and helpful. Whatever the mind delivers in awareness will never cause suffering.
As the day permits, be silent for a few moments, and know you are not thinking. The more you do that, the more you will want to; because when you know you are aware, you are naturally happy.
Find in you what has no form, color, or location—is always with you and always knows—and abide there. The more you do that, the better everything is.
In awareness is an utter lack of difficulty.
Each Monday, I’ll post a new topic 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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