It is a discipline to recognize that thoughts have invaded our mind while we meditate. Instead of getting lost in these thoughts, we can guide our attention back to our home base, which is our breath.
Placing one hand over my belly and the other over my chest, I felt the sensations of my body breathing. Eventually, thoughts became to appear in my awareness. I said to myself, ‘thinking’ and brought my focus back to my breath. While focusing on my breath, I became a detached observer of these thoughts, watching them go by like clouds in the sky. In this way, I wasn’t allowing thoughts to high jack my experience. Near the end of this meditation, I noticed my mind was still. Experiencing this ultimate freedom, I was able to become the awareness that was aware of this body breathing.
Working mindfully with thinking gives us a chance to notice when and more importantly, which thoughts have entered our mind. When we recognize that we are thinking, we can redirect our awareness to our home base, where we can let go and experience peace within. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️