Thread: The "If Only" Mind

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    The "If Only" Mind

    Tara Brach, a Buddhist teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington USA, talks for approximately 3 minutes about the "If only" mind (2011)

    Any comments or personal reflections ?

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    Forums Member justusryans's Avatar
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    Yes, I am very familiar with this mindset. I tend to struggle with this quite more than I would like to. If only more of this,
    If only more of that. It is all stuff we need to let go of...

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    And this is why Buddhism is such a breath of fresh air - no more "if only's!" The four Noble Truths put it straight out there for us, suffering and the way out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcsfa1 View Post
    - no more "if only's!"
    Well, not quite the case for me. While struggling with my ancient lawn-mower at the weekend I caught myself thinking "If only I had a better one, this would be a lot easier!".

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    Wow, those lawn mowers can really get me agitated.

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