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The Backward Step
Clinical Psychologist, Author, Teacher of Buddhist Mindfulness
In practicing open awareness, I've found it helpful to think of existence -- the entire play of sounds and thoughts and bodies and trees -- as the foreground of life, and awareness as the background.
An Open, Spacious Awareness For An Open, Spacious Life
Buddhist meditation teacher
Whether it is the internal or external sense of being "maxed out," what is often helpful is to seek a larger landscape in which to hold one's experience. This is not only a skillful means of coping with difficulty, but it is also an aspect of mindfulness and awareness.
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