Where we place the mind

Cat-observing

People never remember happiness with the care that they lavish on

preserving every detail of their suffering

Edward St Aubyn, English Author.

Whatever one keeps pursuing with their thinking and pondering,

that becomes the inclination of their  awareness.

The Buddha, Dvedhavitakka Sutta, MN 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

6 thoughts on “Where we place the mind

  1. I love this post Karl.

    Well, we have been to and come back from Ireland. Yet again it seems our meeting wasnt to be! The journey there was so stressful I spent the first day and a half simply exhausted and went nowhere. So the rest of the time just didnt allow any free periods. But we will go again so here’s hoping and dingers crossed! 😊

    1. Dear Chris,
      Sorry you were not well and we missed our meeting up. It goves us somethng to look forward to next time! and we can keep one another in our thoughts,

      Best wishes, Karl

      1. I felt quite sad as I was looking forward to meeting up. We will have to have two coffees next time! And yes, we still have it to look forward to. It was a goid exercise in letting go of sonething we cant change. 😊

        All the best
        Chris

  2. Reblogged this on Circle of Light Spiritual Centre and commented:
    Awareness pays wonderful dividends as does choosing happiness. If you would like to read an inspiring book written by someone who made this choice successfully I would recommend “Educating Alice ” by Alice Greenup. HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins.com.au

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