Meditation can be boring and our minds will turn off and be distracted by the smallest thing. Here we learn to direct our attention toward our thoughts for a while before moving away from them on purpose. This might begin to show that we have an attitude about certain things, positive or negative. This practice teaches observation and kindness toward our hidden attitudes that can drive our thinking patterns in real life.
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Training in attitude
I was immediately struck that the undercurrent was none of continuous thoughts of how to improve upon anything in life...to the extent I do not acknowledge what I may already do well with
We have constant thoughts coming and going all the time. We are asked to bring them to mind. Really let them flow. He then explained that the other part of our mind is the observer. Per the guidance, I thought about what attitudes and feelings come up as the observer while noticing these thoughts. I could do without the loud gong burst 🤯 at the start and the end lol. It startled me both times. Eek!