- There is a sense of freedom when we accept that we're not in control.
- Here's how to stop getting lost in your own movie: Go to a movie theater and watch a movie. Settle in as the movie begins. Ten minutes into the movie, close your eyes and gently pull your conscious awareness away from the story you have been watching. Take a moment to remember whatever events have just happened in the past hour or so - arriving at the theater, interactions with people, etc. Now open your eyes and let your awareness go back to the movie. The idea behind this is to reaffirm who you are be using the power of your will to become conscious and aware of who and where you really are. Become absorbed in the movie for 15-30 minutes. Then pull your attention away from the movie again but, this time, look around the theater. Go back to watching the movie but consciously remember that you are sitting in a theater watching a movie. When you leave the movie, remember the feeling of having two coexisting viewpoints. Apply that sensation to events around you. You are in a
- Restlessness causes nibbling. It's a distraction from what's going on in the moment.
- A straightforward practice of cultivating what brings happiness and renouncing what brings suffering.