My mind is like a hand that can open or clench. The choice is mine.


If I am capable of tightening my mental grip, I am also capable of loosening it. I am free to let go of wanting and getting, having and losing, worrying and denying, all of which require me to narrow my mind. A relaxed mind can’t sustain a fearful or judgmental focus. Today I will notice each time my mind tightens, for if the divine is real, I can rest in the truth that there is nowhere else I need be and nothing else I must have.”

From: “Morning Notes; 365 Meditations to Wake You Up” by Hugh Prather.
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