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Let Go of the Pain In the Past So You Can Be With the Peace of the Present

Posted by Tiki on June 1, 2009 at 7:13 PM

The first step in meditation is letting go of the past and future  to come back to  this moment. This is hard to do sometime, especially when we hang on to resentment about something or someone in the past.  We will be sitting in peaceful meditation then all of a sudden a memory about the past comes up. It stirs up strong emotion that takes us out of stillness. Instead of being in the present , we are stuck in the past with aversion ( Hindrance 2)  as well.  The past is the first thing that we want to let go of  in meditation, and  aversion is one of the biggest obstacle the prevents the mind from settling into stillness.


You can't change what has happened, but you don't have to relive it over and over. Not forgiving is a form of self punishment instead of  the other person.  It is imprisoning yourself in the past, a past with full of aversion...Listen to all

Categories: Overcoming Obstacles On The Path of Samadhi

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