that holding on to anything blocks wisdom.
Any conclusion that we draw must be let go."
I had occasion to hang out with one of these old friends the other day.
IMHO, The Wisdom of No Escape: and the Path of Loving Kindness is a must read. Between its covers, Pema Chodron tells it like it is.
How cool is that?
With Mindfulness Practice, we can come to see this operate directly. Then, we can learn to expand our focus. Rather than remain "lost in our thoughts," we can shift our awareness from our heads to the boundless space of our own hearts. There, the thoughts are seen as just thoughts, not as the Truth. We see clearly that these thoughts are insubstantial, transitory, impermanent. Paying close attention, opening to the space from which they emerge, we find ourselves dancing with the wondrous array of energies at play in the vast spaciousness of each moment. Instead of allowing the thoughts to continuously play the re-runs of our own individual movie day after day, we are free to experience life directly, to become who we truly are.
It just takes Practice.