we struggle

Feeling powerless over the most important things in our lives, we struggle, we create suffering. We wage war with others, with events, with anything we don’t like. But when we become aware of the often misleading nature of our thoughts, we step outside of the battles they create and see that we are waging a war that we can’t win. To stop the battle and step out of the hypnotism of our thoughts is the liberation of mindfulness of the mind. Mindfulness allows us to know the limits of the thinking mind, to return to the heart. –Jack Kornfield, “A Lamp in the Darkness”
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