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How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can’t Stop Thinking

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“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used to believe I could become completely thoughtless.

Making my bed, no-thought. Washing my hands, no-thought. Walking around, no-thought. Imagine the spiritual experience! But it wasn’t like what I thought it would be.

The reality is my mind was on full throttle all the time. No matter what I did, there would be a billion thoughts popping out from my head, preventing me from having even a moment of peace.

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