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Not seeing thoughts as simple phenomena

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 When you relate to thoughts obsessively, you are actually feeding them because thoughts need your attention to survive. Once you begin to pay attention to them and categorize them, then they become very powerful. You are feeding them energy because you are not seeing them as simple phenomena. If one tries to quiet them down, that is another way of feeding them.

– Chögyam Trungpa

from the book “The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation”

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One response

  1. A powerful message…feeding thoughts. Yet, today…after hearing about the use of violence against violence…paying attention to and categorizing them. It seems so natural to categorize/label the bombings as “violence.”. So, if quieting them also feeds, then what to do? Simply, acknowledge them…and then acknowledge the next thought, then the next…?

    April 14, 2018 at 9:46 am

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