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  • Writer's picturejon walker

Doing less.

A nice meditation pep talk by the teacher Sam Harris:

“And as we continue to deconstruct normal waking consciousness, you'll begin to see that, in the end, you're really not doing anything when you meditate. It's not something that you're adding to your experience; you're actually doing less than you normally do. You're simply no longer being distracted while everything is arising on its own in your awareness.

“The level of psychological relief you can experience as a result of that is hard to exaggerate. It is the antidote to almost everything that ails us in terms of our psychological suffering, such as our reactivity, our anger, and our embarrassment and worry. This practice is a kind of universal solvent, which gives us the freedom to do with our attention what seems most useful in any given moment.”

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