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"Just had a re-read of chapter 2, and realised that I'm being too tough on myself when my mind wanders. Culadasa is very clear that you have to be pleased that you've noticed the wander, not grumpy that it happened. The mind is like a wild animal. If you're angry at it, it won't co-operate with you. If you reward it, it will reproduce the desired behaviour." Mar 07, 2018 07:38AM


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