Cleaning the Mind

“The first thing we need to do with the mind is wash it, clean it up, not only once or twice a day as we do for the body but in all our waking moments…. With the body it’s very simple, we use soap and water. We learned to do that when we were small. Mind can only be cleansed by mind. What the mind has put in there, the mind can take out. One second of concentration in meditation is one second of purification because, luckily, the mind can only do one thing at a time.” ~ Ayya Khema