"You watch your mind to see who you are not. I watch my mind to gain a sense of its content, which has always been my pain. As I watch it, I get a sense of its impermanence. Thoughts come and go as part of a process. I see how content dissolves into process and begin to see the patterns in the process. Realizing it isn’t MY suffering, MY pain, it becomes THE pain. I’ve gone from the tiny, the small, and the individual to the universal. I feel OUR pain. When we do, we go from fear to compassion. Fear is MY pain, compassion is THE pain." -- Stephen Levine
THERE ARE PATHS TO DECREASE SUFFERING
This is one of those paths:
In Quantum Self Recovery the decrease of suffering is experienced through the Eight Precepts:
1. Be Present
2. Practice Mindfulness
3. Experience Truth
4. Observe Intention
5. Contemplate Impermanence
6. Cultivate Compassion
7. Embody Gratefulness
8. Encourage Consciousness
The eight aspects of these precepts are not to be understood as a sequence of single steps, instead they are highly interdependent principles that have to be seen in relationship with each other.
It is the intention of Quantum Recovery to encourage the development of these areas through the practice of Meditation and Awareness. Quantum Recovery does not claim the label of any religious tradition and embraces all ideals which encourage consciousness, mindfulness, tolerance, and compassion.