A mind that cannot remain in the fundamental ground of awareness is continuously shifting and creating judgments of liking, disliking, or neutrality.
This path of division is the way the mind works. Why are we so distracted? From morning to night, the body is moving, speech is moving, mind is moving, and the constant movement creates action. How many of these actions of body, speech, and mind are based on sanity, generosity, compassion and tolerance? And how deeply embedded with anger, desire, or ignorance; contaminated with selfishness, laziness, jealousy, and irritation; and distracted by other inner and outer wanderings? When we realize that all of this confusion is built on a foundation of useless concepts, we begin to see why samsara is called "suffering".
To really understand suffering, think of the magnitude & intensity of the suffering caused by grasping.
The four words to write down and stare at every single day are:
SANITY, GENEROSITY, COMPASSION and TOLERANCE
Try to avoid:
ANGER, DESIRE, IGNORANCE, SELFISHNESS, LAZINESS, JEALOUSY, IRRITATION
~ "This Precious Life" by Khandro Rinpoche (a female Tibetan Buddhist lama)