noble truths – 4.0
We should pay attention all day long, morning till night, in all activities. The goal is not to become a breathing expert, or even an excellent meditator.
The goal is to see clearly the causes and possible end of mental suffering.
Be aware of your own mind. Let it be undisturbed and free of confusion, because only then can you be of help to yourself, or others.
1. Life is continually challenging because circumstance keep changing.
2. Suffering is the inability of the mind to accommodate these changing circumstances.
3. Peace is possible (but it is hard work).
4. Through healthy lifestyle practices and very basic mental training exercises (i.e. start today by meditating for 5 minutes), it is possible to systemically cultivate a mind that accommodates changing circumstances wisely, avoid confusion, and does not suffer (as much).