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tokonoma with a hanging scroll and ikebana flower arrangement

The greatest wisdom teachers to have lived — Buddha, Jesus, Krishna and so on — tell us that life is meant to be great, that suffering can end, that heaven on earth is possible for each of us. Yet it almost never feels that way. Why is that? The answer is that we have forgotten who we are. We think we are our emotions, our thoughts, our body, and the activity that the body engages in. Yet we are none of those things. So meditation is really about retraining our brain to be familiar with this truth, re-claiming command of our selves. Today we'll practice this remembering, this retaking of control.

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