Discovering the words of Milarepa

The fighting in my head has been loud lately and I have been trying to find my way to something more peaceful.

Milarepa’s advice to Palderbum” opened a little door in my mind and created some space to see things a little differently:

“I can contemplate the sea but the waves make me uneasy;

Milarepa tell me how to meditate on waves!”

“If the sea is as easy as you say,

Then the waves are just the sea’s play.

Let your mind stay within the sea.”

“I can contemplate the sky but the clouds make me uneasy;

Milarepa tell me how to meditate on clouds!”

“If the sky is as easy as you say,

Then the clouds are just the sky’s play.

Let your mind stay within the sky.”

“I can contemplate my mind but the thoughts me uneasy;

Milarepa tell me how to meditate on thoughts!”

“If your mind is as easy as you say,

Then your thoughts are just the mind’s play.

Let your mind stay within your mind.”

I’ve been looking for help letting go of unhelpful thoughts and these words provided just that. They remind me that thoughts really are just thoughts. They aren’t real. They are the mind doing what it does – playing. Playing rough sometimes but still just playing.

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