Haven't posted in a long time. My practice is going well. Thought I'd drop in and share a Mahayana lojong teaching I recently discovered.
It's all about destroying the 4 Clingings.
The 4 Clingings
So, in meditation, cultivate 4 antidotes that will destroy the 4 clingings, like:
Even if you just practice "I will die today" I think you'll find a lot of attachment falling away. Just analyze the certainty of impermanence and death. Your body is like a candleflame blowing in a strong wind. Your life is as brief as a flash of lightning. Your body is as fragile as a bubble that will burst at any moment from any number of causes. People die from thousands of different ways and at any age and you are no exception. If you have doubts that you will die, think of all the impermanent people and pets in your life who have died. Become certain about impermanence and death.
Then, once this knowing arises in your mind and feelings, lock in on it and focus single-pointedly on "I will die today." This is much more powerful than "I may die today." Try it. Feel what it's like to feel like you're going to die today. Attachment and clinging and suffering will fall away. You'll feel like practicing often because things that used to matter won't matter much to you anymore and also you'll become more certain about impermanence in all things and in all other beings because, if you will die, then so will everyone else, and if your body is impermanent, so are your thoughts, feelings, and other aggregates. This meditation corrects your wrong view, turns it to right view, and you will also see that there is no self running things. You'll know everything is impermanent and not self, because if you aren't permanence and self, then no one and nothing else is.
If you aren't Mahayana, then you can skip the 3rd clinging. Clingings 1, 2, and 4 correspond with the teachings of the elders.