17 Jul
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Is This What You Want?

From U Tejaniya, the meditation teacher at Shwe Oo Min monastery in Yangon, where I’ll be staying for a couple of weeks at the end of our trip in January:

“When does the mind feel tightness or tension? 

There is tension when the mind wants something other than what is happening or when the mind rejects what is happening.

“Defilements [impediments to peace] don’t want to let things be as they are; they want something to happen, they want results, or they want to control what is happening and they’ll force, focus, create, or restrict to get what they want.”


(image from: Creative What Pack, by Roger von Oech)


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