I, Me and Mine is the Problem
When we carefully investigate the various problems we struggle with, we notice that often the problem is not really the problem, but the real problem is the projection of "I", "Me", "Mine" and "Self". Only once we take up 'ownership' of the issues, only once we identify and cling to them do they become a problem for us.
Ajahn Dhammasiha encourages us to instead contemplate the body, feelings, emotions and any external or internal phenomena whatsoever as:
- "This is not me, this is not mine, this is not my Self"