The Zen Thinking Podcast — Episode 53 — Using Self-Inquiry to Quiet the Mind

In this week's new episode I discuss how everything we experience in life is filtered through our own beliefs, memories and conditionings.

No matter what we perceive, it's always shaped by the contents of our mind and distorted by the ego.

To experience the beautiful truth that is within every experience of every moment, we must quiet the mind—and the practice self-inquiry is the direct method to achieve this.

When the ego has been silenced—peace and happiness appears, no longer divided by the mind who can only deal in concepts, opinions and speculation.

In this episode I discuss the following pieces that I've recently published on Zen Thinking:

Taste an orange, forgetting its name

Do not reason with the unreasonable

Your judgements of others are always your own self-reflection

The mind infers whatever the ego prefers

Decisions are the mind’s own invention

That which perceives never comes and goes…

Learning to Not Indulge the Egoic Mind

Thanks for listening to the show, I hope you enjoy it.