Tag Archives: Training the mind

Talking to myself

I am still quite busy getting settled into our new home and haven’t had a lot of time for study and practice. But every by and then I manged to remember to reflect on the topic I had set for … Continue reading

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How to change my mind

Over the last week and a half we have moved to a new house. It was a busy and stressful time and I didn’t manage to practice much or post on my blog. We are settling into our new home … Continue reading

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How I get stuck when I try to watch my mind

The first step in working with mind is to develop mindfulness and awareness so I can become more aware of what is going on in my mind. This makes sense to me, because if I am not able to see … Continue reading

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Anger is sneaking in

Now that I decided to move on to a new topic, karma, my mind seems to not want to let go of reflecting on destructive emotions. I decided I better give my mind some space and let it do what … Continue reading

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More quotes on freedom, happiness and destructive emotions

Here are some more quotes on the relating to the topic of freedom, happiness and destructive emotions from another one of my favorite books, The Joy of Living by Mingyur Rinpoche: “When the mind is realized, that is the buddha. … Continue reading

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Why are negative emotions harmful?

In the last few days I have been continuing to reflect on negative emotions. What does it really mean that negative emotions take my freedom? How do they manage to do this? I have been asking these same questions for … Continue reading

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