Lately, in my morning meditation sessions, I’ve been doing a mental happydance every time I notice myself absorbed in and distracted by thought.
Huh? Isn’t the goal to focus on my breath and not let my mind run and wander?
No, in fact the goal is mindfulness, and guess what: when I notice that I’m thinking again, that is mindfulness in action.
That moment of noticing is not an opportunity to beat myself up for my monkey mind; that is the golden moment, because every time I notice myself thinking, I now have the opportunity to simply let that thought go, and return to my breath. [Read more…]