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Lions Roar : January 2018
seems to have more or be more than us. Additionally, even if we were to be deemed the best looking, the most lov- able, the most successful by others, when the affirmation comes exclusively from the outside world and is tied to our sense of self, we will suffer. The “self ” is always changing, and is completely interpenetrated with every- thing else in the universe. Its very nature is instability. When I recognize this, how can I take credit for the good things “I” do, since “I” am constantly being influenced by the people and landscapes around me? How can I compare myself to anyone else in the world when every force in their universe and every force in my universe came together in very differ- ent, yet interpenetrating ways? “Self-ing,” the project of continuing to try and reify a separate, permanent, unchanging self, is a delusional project that I find myself trapped in over and over again, and it is what lies at the heart of comparing mind. In many ways, it also lies at the heart of social media, where we are all continually branding ourselves, polishing our images, curating our lives, and then comparing ourselves to the “brands” of others. Sometimes, to break out of compar- ing mind while scrolling through social media, or just looking around the room at a party, I ask myself, “What if I am okay and enough right now? What if the only standard I have to live up to is my deepest, most authentic self?” The first step in mindful technology consumption is to pause and recognize the power these devices have over us, to check in with ourselves before we reach for them, and to build in pauses, breaks, and (emotional) rehab when it all becomes too automatic, too addictive, and too much. The magic of mindfulness in the “in-between” moments of our life is that we don’t need any special gear, quiet space, or complex instructions to practice it. We can bring meditation to meet us wherever we are, whatever we are doing, right in the middle of our crazy lives. ♦ Discover the science behind the true benefits of meditation. “Altered Traits breaks new ground in illuminating the power of meditation to transform our lives.” —Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening ON SALE NOW Learn more at prh.com/alteredtraits PACIFIC ZEN INSTITUTE LIBRARY The largest library of Zen videos, talks, podcasts, and transcripts in the English language online. Featuring the teaching of John Tarrant Only at pacificzen.org A GUIDE TO TRANSFORMATION LION’S ROAR | JANUARY 2018 75