Tuesday, September 27, 2011

T.D.D. ~ The well-worn grooves of our mind

Tricycle Daily Dharma September 27, 2011

The well-worn grooves of our mind

It is interesting in meditation to notice all the different places where our thoughts lead us—what distracts us and what occupies our minds. It is important to notice these things in meditation because these will be the same things that occupy our minds in daily life. As we become more familiar with our thoughts in meditation, we will see how repetitive our thoughts are. We often think very similar things over and over again and it is actually rare to have what I would call a creative, original thought.
– Martine Batchelor, "Meditation, Mental Habits, and Creative Imagination"

1 comment:

  1. So true ~ this does happen and can be frustrating but I do find meditation to be helpful in "stilling" the mind while giving the body and spirit time to "be"