This attachment (self-centered mind) will still arise, but we will begin to see through the charade. We will become more and more like an old man watching children play a game, which is a traditional analogy. No matter how seriously the children take their game, the old man never buys into it. He observes the scene in a state of amusement and kindly humor. In the same way, when self-centered thoughts and emotions occur in our minds, instead of taking them seriously and reacting to them with grasping or rejection, we can simply let them arise and dissolve naturally, also in a state of amusement and kindly humor.
~ Dzigar Kongtrul