The reason anger stays is because you are feeding the fire with thoughts. Anger is adrenalin, heart pumping, blood rushing etc. If you don’t feed the fire it will go out.fullyunenlightened wrote: ↑Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:34 amwell, for so many years observing the anger/pain/noise etc is exactly what i was doing
i would do it to the point where there was nothing but the anger and my one pointed observation
in all that time i was practicing that way i had doubts that it was the right way to deal with it
whenever one takes an object thats moving and looks at it......one fixes onto it.....in other words...attatching
to it, right?
ive had my success's in watching pain diminish.....sometimes quite quickly, but more often its like endless.
the idea of fixing on something dont sound right
ive been practicing differently for a few weeks now
i now make efforts not to fix on it (anger/pain/noise etc ) and try to be just in the middle of all these changing
phenomena without taking one thing and ignoring the rest
"seeing everything, noticing nothing"
i appreciate your views on this
I suspect being in the middle of things means you are actually not feeding the anger.
Seeing everything and noticing nothing is a form of sense restraint practice. You stop picking up “signs and features” of things eg. Tall, black, aggressive, arrogant, hateful etc. That’s just thinking.
Maybe try to observe those thoughts instead of living them.