Awareness, No Blame, Change

^z 7th June 2023 at 6:18am

From the anthology Breath Sweeps Mind, in Part II ("Why Meditate?"), an excerpt from "To Transcend Everyday Consciousness" by Ayya Khema:

... "Awareness, no blame, change" is an important formula to remember: to become aware of what is going on within oneself but not to attach any blame to it. Things are the way they are, but we, as thinking human beings, have the ability to change and that is what we are doing in meditation.

(cf. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere (2008-10-18), Bringing the Mind Home (2009-02-26), Purpose of Meditation (2009-04-07), ...) - ^z - 2009-04-19