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Take it easy but never serious


This body and mind are there in the world along other objects of the world; they are there as the tree or the river that’s there; they have nothing to do with me; they were never mine to begin with. Traditionally we put the divide between us and the world at our bodies. The body signified my share of the world, a small piece of island in which I am isolated. How on earth did we come to assume that this body has anything to do with me?! This body is as impermanent and autonomous as any other object in the world; the mind too; I only steer these thoughts once in a while; thoughts are just there like the chirping of birds, like the street noise; they always come and go like the wind that comes and goes; yet we take them personally! This body and this mind too…

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