Noticing Thoughts and Feelings

Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times“This is where you actually use this. Notice the thought. That’s fine. Notice the anxiety. Notice the fear. Use the meditation to focus your mind...The only thing that is keeping the emotion alive is your own thoughts. You keep churning it over and over again. Your thoughts do not care about you. They only want to perpetuate themselves.”

~ Gary Snyder, a Zen Buddhist priest and the current director of Brooklyn Zen Center, from "Zen for High Schoolers: ‘Notice the Anxiety. Notice the Fear.The New York Times, April 15, 2012