Sungju's Slow Life

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The thoughts which block us from calm meditation

These days I read a book titled “eat, pray, love” written by Elizabeth Gilbert.


The story in this book is based on real experience and talk about meditation during she’s life after divorce.

In this book, when she was in India for attending at the mediation place, she had to fought with several unnecessary thoughts. One thing she found is that the thoughts she fighting is not so much. It’s just a few things but not easy to avoid. She remembered the memories which meet with some old woman and wrote it on the book as follows.

I met an old lady once, almost one hundred years old, and she told me, “There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history: How much do you love me? and Who’s in charge? Everything else is somehow manageable. But these two questions of love and control undo us all, trip us and cause war, grief and suffering. And both of them, unfortunately (or maybe obviously), are what I’m dealing with at this Ashram.

I totally agree with she’s thought. I cite this for my pointless brain. 😛

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