“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds” Franklin D. Roosevelt
Thanks to Arther Partridge at his AyPeeCO blog, http://aypee.wordpress.com/, for this great quote. I find that’s one of the fortunate things about practicing mindfulness: discovering that you don’t have to be imprisoned by the thinking mind. It’s a simple matter of recognizing the mind for what it is, moment-by moment, and seeing its’ place in the overall picture.
So, what’s it like to have an off-screen color commentator whispering in your ear all the time? Do you curse that voice, struggling mightily to find the longed-for mute button? Or believe every word that’s said? What happens when you make friends with the inner commentator?