Michael gave me a book a while back titled ‘The Art of Meditation’ by scientist, philosopher and Buddhist Mattheiu Richard. I have been reading portions of it lately: here’s one of them:
‘One of the great tragedies of our time is that we significantly underestimate our capacity for change. Our character traits remain the same as long as we do nothing to change them, and as long as we continue to tolerate and reinforce our habits and patterns, thought after thought.
The truth is that the state we generally consider to be ‘normal’ is just a starting point and not the goal we ought to set for ourselves. Our life is worth much more than that!
I cannot emphasise enough how much meditation and mind training can change our lives and bring about an inner revolution, which is profound and peaceful and affects the quality of every moment of our experience.’
Pg. 24, 25
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