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Old 03-22-2013, 01:22 AM   #11
Dan Richards
 
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Re: Relate to your mind as a clear spacious sky and to the thoughts as clouds.

This involves techniques for self-observation. It's not meditation or contemplation, it's a different type of self-awareness. And this isn't mushin. This is the study of bringing what lies in the unconscious field into the conscious field. And I agree with Lynn about having a more mindful practice. This isn't about shutting anything off. It's about turning much more on.

I was introduced to the idea years ago through Gurdjieff/Ouspensky work.

http://www.gurdjieff-internet.com/ar...hp?ID=242&W=44

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