In training the mind, perspective is of crucial importance.

In training the mind, perspective is of crucial importance. We cannot expect to transform our minds in a few minutes or even a few weeks, thinking, perhaps, that the blessings of an enlightened individual will enable us to obtain immediate results. Such an attitude is not realistic. It takes a long time, sometimes years or even decades; but if we persevere, there is no doubt we will make progress. ~ His Holiness. The 14th Dalai Lama

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4 thoughts on “In training the mind, perspective is of crucial importance.

  1. Once I started “watching” my thoughts . . . progress became rapid indeed.

    * I recognized emotions AS THEY AROSE so that I could decide how to ACT instead of RE-ACTING.
    * I heard what my “inner critic” was saying to me and could examine the truth of what it said.
    * I noticed self-defeating thoughts that created unnecessary suffering.

    Now, my mind is clear of non-productive thoughts most of the time . . . and ready for the tasks that I assign to it.

    • I am glad you are able to watch and realize…mush less suffering πŸ™‚

      I am still in the process , a work in progress…but I am progressing:)

      As always Nancy, Thank you _/!_

    • Oh, I’m still a Work In Progress but now I can really SEE the progress. πŸ˜€

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