The present is based on memory. We see only through past associations. Even the future is largely imagined – a projection based on all former experiences. Call them imaginings if you will.
How can I let go of the past? Simply by noticing that 99% of what arises in mind is based in memory.
It is the impartial noticing that is the “cure”.
Awareness (noticing) is the one constant. We can notice our thinking. We can notice the content of our dreams during the sleep state. Some people can even notice that they are dreaming (lucid dreaming).
The one true choice we have is attention – or rather, where or upon what we will place our attention.
Can we notice that we are noticing? Can we attend to noticing?
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