Open Mind, Open Heart

The mind in its origin is pure before conceptual ideas and assumptions are formed. Our underlying beliefs may be valid and some not, and could be taking us down the path of distress. Here is a practice of returning to an open mind, keeping an open heart to the vagaries of any meditation that tend to arise in life outside the mat too. When the mind merely mirrors reality as it is, we can respond more wisely and calmly to the circumstances.

Inspired by Open, by Elizabeth English

How it is to feel

Entirely open,

Unconcerned and shining,

Like a mirror newly polished

Beneath a clear blue sky.

Guide: Noelle Lim

Image credit: Jonas Vincent, Unsplash

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