Unconscious Habits | 7 . 1 . 2019

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Cleaning Out the Storehouse

The Buddhist concept of “Yogacara “ that explains why you keep doing the same thing over and over—and the practice that shows you how to stop

-Ben Connelly (Soto Zen Tradition)

How many times have you heard someone complain about the weather? Have you ever noticed yourself getting cranky with the same guy at work over and over? Have you known an addict who keeps returning to a drug that tears their life apart? Or perhaps you have known someone who has transformed their life positively and grown beyond their old habits. The Buddhist concept of “storehouse consciousness” (alaya vijnana) arose about 2,000 years ago to help explain why people return so often to the same emotional states and viewpoints. Two specific practices for working with it—awareness of the awesome power of the storehouse and mindfulness of emotion—can change…

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Author: dreamweaver333

I love to listen to the whispering of spirit.

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