When we are mindless, we are like a helpless pan of boiling water. When we are mindful, we are like a good cook, controlling our temperature.
We deceive ourselves as a defence mechanism. We sacrifice mental clarity on the altar of temporary safety.
Making progress with anxiety can involve counselling. But there are a few things we can all do for ourselves which make a difference.
We cause ourselves strain when we do not transition smoothly between activities. By making our actions smooth, we can encourage non-violence and wisdom.
Over time, our meditation practice changes us. We become better able to focus, and less attached to ourselves.
Just as we look after our bodies, we need to look after our minds.