Santa Rosa Meditation Group

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Meditation and Dispassion Lead to Freedom

The mind becomes steady through meditation and dispassion—remaining even-minded or nonreactive to changing conditions, supremely free from any form of attraction or aversion..
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

All of us who meditate for a while begin to enjoy the freedom that comes with controlling the contents of our mind during and after meditation. The next benefit comes as we learn that it is unrealistic to expect we can control the outcomes of our actions. Dispassion teaches us that we carry out each task to the best of our ability, then let it go. If things turn out as we expect, fine. If not, then the universe is merely giving us helpful feedback. Both meditation and dispassion lead to freedom.