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Gabfest: And Thereby Hangs A Tail

Discussion in 'Education & Personal Growth' started by Cimorene, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Caughtinbetween

    Caughtinbetween Gold IL'ite

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    Just a quick thanks @Rihana for putting up an article from fs.blog in the other decision making thread . That article led me to the website and hooked me up . Its very very interesting.
     
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    Thank you very much for your wishes.
     
  3. Rihana

    Rihana Finest Post Winner

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    Rehashing the past and rehearsing the future are indeed the bane of our attempts to live in the Now. I have read this observation in many forms and my meditation app's narrator says this often. But, I have mostly thought of it as "our mind's tendency to rewind, fast forward.." Didn't think of it as our mind's ability to do those. The use of ability made me look at this simple truth in a different way.

    In fact, replacing tendency with ability in many such observations will alter how we look at them.

    Most likely, the above doesn't make much sense. : ) A random ramble. I am still amazed at how difficult it is to control the mind and make it stay in the Now for even a 5 minute meditation.

    True, true, true! Seeing more of the family all through the day has brought home this realization. A small comment about the lunch or the usage of masks or gloves made lightly by the other person, but beeg reaction is the cause of feeling hurt.

    Satya vachan.
     
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    You are right about the tendency to rewind and fast forward. Most classify it as a tendency only. I classify tendency as a habit/nature that makes one to park our mind to rewind and fast forward all the time whereas I classify ability as an action intentionally carried out to rewind or fast forward. If tendency/habit is hard to change, ability of the mind is much more difficult to unlearn.
     
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