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Question: When I sit and meditate my mind is flooded by unorganized thoughts. Can you give me some guidance for a more fruitful practice? Answer: This is fruitful practice. Thoughts are the activity of the mind just as waves are the activity of the ocean. There is nothing abnormal when you see waves in the ocean. In a similar way, there is nothing abnormal about thoughts; they are just the activity of the mind. And yes, thoughts can be chaotic. But what we learn to do in meditation is to take these chaotic thoughts and organize them. We bring them …
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Learning to Teach Yoga: Three TTC Students Share Their Experiences

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