Daily Archives: December 12, 2012

Our place of peace

Our place of peace.

The thoughts we have are all just random and yet we take them as me and mine. And either we are fascinated by them and we create a whole story, or we get fed up with them and want to get rid of them. So we’re always in a struggle. But it’s the reaching out with “me” and “mine” which creates the basis for the sticky quality of experience. If it is just seen as another ephemeral mind moment, as a thought arising and passing away, the mind is left unshaken and clear. It doesn’t have that sense of “me” and “mine.” One is not taking it as “me” and “mine”, making that identification.  This brings one to a place of letting go, of relinquishment. This is where our place of peace is and the place where our practice must return to.

Ajahn Passano, A Dhamma Compass