When you relate to thoughts obsessively, you are actually feeding them because thoughts need your attention to survive. Once you begin to pay attention to them and categorize them, then they become very powerful. You are feeding them energy because you are not seeing them as simple phenomena. If one tries to quiet them down, that is another way of feeding them.
from the book The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation
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Further quotes from the book The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation:
- No place to perch
- Working in the soil of samsara
- Taking Our Fences Down
- Seeing our confusion more clearly
- Total lack of inhibition
- The creation of space
- Relating to your daily life
- The golden chain of spirituality
- The openness of panoramic awareness
- Constant unmasking
- Discipline without ego