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Letting Go of Material Things

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session we're going to talk about the relationship between material things and attachment. And I'll start by sharing a bold statement. As much time as you spend trying to attain material things should you spend cultivating a mind that is not attached to material things. It's one thing to own something and it's another thing for its own you.

And the more mental energy we invest into material things, thinking about them, craving them, imagining the happiness that they'll bring to us, well, the more we start to develop subconscious attachments to these things, more deeply depending on them for our wellbeing or our perceived wellbeing. Of course, material things can be great, but we just want to make sure we, we manage our relationship to them so that they don't take ownership over us and our wellbeing. One way to cultivate a mind that is not as attached to material things is to learn to enjoy the experience of nothingness. That is the absence of material things. And one way to learn to enjoy nothingness is to practice meditation.

And one way to practice meditation, in addition to the practices we do here at Mindfulness.com together, is to simply sit quietly by yourself for short periods of time throughout the day, just focusing on your body breathing or the sounds around you, or just simply being still. And then notice all the ways your mind tries to convince you to do something more entertaining or more extravagant or more enjoyable. Notice that conditioning cause it's, it's just habit. Take a breath and practice relaxing back into the simplicity of this moment. Eventually, you'll start to see that doing nothing is far from nothing.

There's lots to be entertained by when we train our mind to be more attuned to the subtle goodness of just being and less attached to needing the next metaphorical toy. That itself is a tense, uh, and unenjoyable experience. So the good news is you're already training this capacity in our meditations, and you can continue to add this throughout the day by just dropping into periods of non-doing, periods of nothing this. As always thank you for your practice and let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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Letting Go of Material Things

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session we're going to talk about the relationship between material things and attachment. And I'll start by sharing a bold statement. As much time as you spend trying to attain material things should you spend cultivating a mind that is not attached to material things. It's one thing to own something and it's another thing for its own you.

And the more mental energy we invest into material things, thinking about them, craving them, imagining the happiness that they'll bring to us, well, the more we start to develop subconscious attachments to these things, more deeply depending on them for our wellbeing or our perceived wellbeing. Of course, material things can be great, but we just want to make sure we, we manage our relationship to them so that they don't take ownership over us and our wellbeing. One way to cultivate a mind that is not as attached to material things is to learn to enjoy the experience of nothingness. That is the absence of material things. And one way to learn to enjoy nothingness is to practice meditation.

And one way to practice meditation, in addition to the practices we do here at Mindfulness.com together, is to simply sit quietly by yourself for short periods of time throughout the day, just focusing on your body breathing or the sounds around you, or just simply being still. And then notice all the ways your mind tries to convince you to do something more entertaining or more extravagant or more enjoyable. Notice that conditioning cause it's, it's just habit. Take a breath and practice relaxing back into the simplicity of this moment. Eventually, you'll start to see that doing nothing is far from nothing.

There's lots to be entertained by when we train our mind to be more attuned to the subtle goodness of just being and less attached to needing the next metaphorical toy. That itself is a tense, uh, and unenjoyable experience. So the good news is you're already training this capacity in our meditations, and you can continue to add this throughout the day by just dropping into periods of non-doing, periods of nothing this. As always thank you for your practice and let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

4.8

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