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You Can't Practice Non-Attachment

Cory Muscara






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You Can't Practice Non-Attachment

In this meditation, we practice seeing more clearly the truth of impermanence, and letting this wisdom free us from deep attachment.

Let's start by finding

a comfortable posture.

This could be sitting,

standing or lying down.

If it feels okay to do so, you can

close your eyes .And we'll start

by taking a deep breath together.

In through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth.

Inviting the jaw to relax.

Letting the shoulders be at ease.

And the hands and the belly.

As the body settles, in the breath

can settle into its natural rhythm.

So in order to practice non-attachment,

we need to practice seeing impermanence.

One area of our experience that we can

see impermanence vividly is in the breath.

Even as you're listening right now, see

if you can notice yourself breathing.

Well during that time, that breath

has come and gone and it won't ever

be back, at least in that iteration.

However, there's another experience,

a new birth of this breath.

But that too passes.

So what we're going to do is

attune to this arising and passing.

Experiencing the preciousness, but

fleeting nature of each breath.

Savoring it deeply while it's

here and then practice letting go,

meeting the next moment fully without

holding onto what was, without

trying to redo the last moment or

be more present for the last breath.

It's gone, but you have this moment.

So I'm going to give you some

time in silence to practice this.

And again, pay particular attention to

that moment of transition between breaths.

Talk to you in a few moments.

As we come to the end of our meditation,

let's take one deep breath together.

In through the nose.

And out through the mouth.

And when you're ready, you can

reorient yourself back into this space.

Inviting your eyes to open.

Great job today.

As you go about your day, see if you

can notice where impermanence shows

up, it can be painful at first, but

the pain isn't from impermanence.

The pain is from the attachment to

something that is inherently impermanent.

The more we show ourselves in permanence,

the more the mind adjusts and is

able to go with the flow of life.

Thank you for your practice.

Until next time, take care.

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