How To Deal With A Chattering Mind

How To Deal With A Chattering Mind

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“Don’t try to change anything at all, just breathe and let go. Breathe and let be… in your mind and in your heart, give yourself permission to allow this moment to be exactly as it is, and allow yourself to be exactly as you are.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

We all have a mind of our own which is involuntarily, thinking and working all the time. When we sit down to meditate, the mind is likely to be chattering away. The chatter will be about all sorts of information jostling for your attention.

This is normal. Remember this, you are the awareness of this chatter. The chatter is not you. So observe, watch or listen to it.

Remark to yourself, ‘This chatter is quite a peculiar happening. It is coasting along without me. I will sit calmly here and watch it, and see where it goes.’

The one thing not to do, is to give any energy to any particular thought that travels through. Simply allow thoughts to come and go. Know that if there was a useful reminder about something important that it will still be available to you in 5 minutes time when you come out of your practice.

Meditation is not about stopping our thoughts completely. Once you become aware that your mind has wandered, simply give thanks to your observation and gently bring your focus back to the breath…


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