Creating Stability of Mind and Finding Liberation…
“It’s not what’s happening that’s important.
What’s important is our relationship to what’s happening“
Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and loving kindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers. I really enjoy listening to Goldstein’s calm voice and strong insights. I decided to feature two of his talks today.
Before finding a path of deepening spiritual awareness, I was to discover by trial and error and failures and successes a lot about myself and others. In family life, in my career experiences, and then via other activities, life took its course for me more by happenstance than by having good directions for living that I could count upon. I had a vision one day. It was an awakening to purpose then that became important to me. Many of my thoughts afterward still led me to dissatisfaction. I need to practice daily and to change according to spiritually fit living.
I have two videos today. The first is about reaching for stability. This particular video represents well my first greatest lesson in the awakening to my deeper needs.
The first video is short enough to listen and reflect upon about weakness or strength of mind and habits. The second is an hour and it contains reference to Buddhist teachings and terminology. I hope you may enjoy them both. However, my purpose is only to continue my journal here. I post here about my progress to attain inner peace, serenity and to practice being loving kindness. Both videos are available from Youtube.
1. Creating Stability of Mind
This program provides information about how mindfulness and meditative practice may lead to skillful awareness, stability of mind and gradual freedom from addictive habits and patterns.
2. Liberation Through Non-Clinging
Do you or did you ever feel like you’re a ramshackle collection of coincidences held together by desperate and irrational clinging? Let’s not submit to living in a trance from birth to death. There is an easier and gentler way.
This post presents techniques
for beginning, tuning and improving mindfulness.
Take some time… invest in your well-being
and… share this one around.
Thanks for reading.
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Wow, very important wisdom. It is worth the time to take it in. I love wandering around your blog. Hugs, Barbara
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Eric, this is wonderful.
The beginning quote is so true. I have been noticing this separation within myself lately. I also loved later on the phrase “desperate and irrational clinging”- why do we do this? Thanks once again for taking the time to share such thoughts on peace and love.
I like these compilation of words “Do you or did you ever feel like you’re a ramshackle collection of coincidences held together by desperate and irrational clinging? Let’s not submit to living in a trance from birth to death. There is an easier and gentler way.”
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