Practice & Inspiration
"Protect yourself from your own thoughts" is one of my favorite Rumi quotes. Our minds simply are amazing, aren't they? They spin and react and misunderstand and fabricate. Basically they spend a lot of energy making us crazy.
Even when we make a very conscious effort to be thoughtful and centered, this mind takes us for a ride, oftentimes creating troubles in our relationships and stealing our happiness. There is a solution to this problem:
Don't Believe Everything You Think
At the last retreat Swamiji spoke of the importance of "Uplifting our Spirits." How wonderful. We recognize how important this is to our total well being, but often we are at a loss with regard to achieving it.