Last week we discussed the ways in which our illusory sense of self is reinforced by papanca, the mind’s tendency to proliferate thought unceasingly. To anchor this week’s reflections, Eveline has chosen a talk by Mark Nunberg on ‘Establishing and Trusting Awareness.’
Awareness can reveal the ever-shifting conditions from which all experience unfolds, opening the possibility of living mindfully. Without it, we are stuck in the same old ruts. But even quite imperfect awareness can reflect to us the truth of our mind’s deceptions and give us the insight by which we are able to take a new path — to change our lives.
The talk we listened to was this one: https://dharmaseed.org/talks/68809
However, the following talk was highly recommended as well: https://dharmaseed.org/talks/68830
The meditation that went with the first talk is here: https://dharmaseed.org/talks/68808