Shining the light of death on my current worries and resentments, I am suddenly free to release them.
Our only hope is to see that we are machines and fully admit it. Then — with time and help — we can learn ways to stop being machines. We can wake up.
est pointed to self-validating moments of satisfaction that do not depend on external conditions.
Making a few effective lists can help to keep your head clear.
Take refuge in the witness. Then allow the witness to disappear.
This practice helps us see the difference between physical sensations and thoughts *about* those sensations.
“If we impose our wants and hopes on the future, we prevent it from speaking to us.”
We create suffering by adding our reactions of attachment and aversion to bare sensations.
Writing projects have a beginning, middle, and end. And each phase calls for a different schedule.
Besides knowing what to do, readers want to know why they’re doing it and how to start. When our writing touches people on all these levels — instruction, insight, and next action — our odds for success improve.