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Re: Lovingkindness meditation verne

Posted by Jakeman on February 24, 2006, at 19:47:09

In reply to Re: Lovingkindness meditation Dinah, posted by verne on February 24, 2006, at 11:17:58

Verne I like your description "...runaway train."

My mind often feels like that. Recently I heard a recording of a talk by Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche. He was talking to a group of children. Someone asked, how can I meditate when I'm depressed? He answer was (paraphrasing) ...oh that's good, that gives you something to work with. Don't consider negative emotions your enemy. Just observe them and try not to judge. When you find yourself all caught up, turn your attention to your breath, (come back to the present).

He indicated that depression and strong emotions can actually serve as an aid to one's path to sanity (enlightenment?) It not easy though, at least from my experience.

warm regards, Jake


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