Mind-Wandering Strength through Awareness

Apr 27, 2020, 07:10 PM

This “nowness” gives us the possibility of cultivating a calmer internal atmosphere. We feel more calm and balanced, and not so controlled by “this and that” thinking

These sounds of nature were recorded early morning near Rocky and Tunstall Hills, again in the south of Sunderland.

People can assume that mind-wandering is the “enemy” during meditation, that we’ve got to stop thoughts from happening. They soon feel that they can’t meditate, it’s not for them.

Yet the reality is that the vast majority of us will never eliminate mind wandering.    It’s not the aim anyway.  We are looking more to open up to this activity of the mind, practice being with it and also letting it go, returning to an anchor or particular focus.  This “nowness” gives us the possibility of cultivating a calmer internal atmosphere.  We feel more calm and balanced, and not so controlled by “this and that” thinking.