Besides settling the mind, mindfulness meditation develops a certain kind of strength, a sort of mindfulness muscle, and cultivates stability so that every thought doesn’t drag us out of the room. Hostile thoughts, sexual thoughts, thoughts about ice-cream don’t just drag us away. We are able to be steady and present with whatever arises in our mind – that’s why this practice is also known as calm abiding. ~ David Nichtern
2 thoughts on “Calm Abiding”
Love it. These days, I am so much more aware of my thoughts as they arise.
Then, as the observer, I decide what to do with each:
1. Let it go.
2. File for future reference.
3. Act on it.
Agreed when the thoughts arise….and to understand before they settle…it does bring a small smile to one’s face. this realization.
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