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Sunday Inspiration: Thoughts

Do not believe your thoughts, neither when they tell you that you are terrible, nor when they tell you that you are a saint.
—Saint Paisios the Athonite


    • petriebry says:

      I think identifying with our thoughts is a great problem for most of us. We believe that our thoughts are us. They are not. They simply arise and pass away. We don’t even control them; although, we seem to maintain an illusion that we do. In meditation practice, one learns to observe the rising and falling away of thought. It is in observing the mind with its uncontrolled rising and falling away of thought that we can come to realize that a thought is nothing in itself.


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