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There is a belief that, if only we could actively stop the incessant flow of thoughts coursing through our mind, we would be at peace. Some think that this is the purpose of meditation or yoga.

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29th June 2021

There is a belief that, if only we could actively stop the incessant flow of thoughts coursing through our mind, we would be at peace. Some think that this is the purpose of meditation or yoga.

But we cannot ‘force’ our mind to be silent. That is like telling a child to ‘be spontaneous.’ Or to ‘go to sleep’.

It’s like trying to smooth the ripples in the sand with an iron!

The sand settles when left alone to find its own pattern; gently, compassionately, effortlessly. So do our thoughts, our spontaneity and our beautiful sleep…that is the art of Wu Wei…

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