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Matthieu Ricard - on perception

"Whenever you perceive any feeling, whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, simply embrace it with your awareness. Feel the breeze passing on your face or the point of contact of your feet with the ground. If the feeling is pleasant, simply be aware of its pleasantness; if it is unpleasant, be aware of its unpleasantness. In the latter case, the sheer awareness of the unpleasantness replaces the reaction of repulsion that usually takes place. If you experience a diffuse feeling of your inner organs, concentrate on that. You may also concentrate on some parts of the body where you may not have any particular sensation at the moment, like your forehead or ears. Become aware of the subtle sense of their presence. Finally, try to investigate the very nature of sensations. Aren’t they just movements of the mind? Isn’t it the same awareness that perceives them all, without being affected by them?" ~Matthieu Ricard
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