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Daily Wisdom for December 30

by Lydia Anderson
December 30, 2013
Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:13 -- landerson

“The word meditation in the modern world often has the connotation of doing something special to calm the mind or try to achieve some altered state of consciousness. But the Sanskrit word for meditation is bhavana, which simply means “cultivation.” In fact, we are all cultivating our minds in one way or another all the time, through the way we use our attention. The quality of our lives reflects the ways we have cultivated our minds until now.”—B. Alan Wallace, The Attention Revolution

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