You have, on average, between 40,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day.
You may want some respite from this incessant thinking. And you may think that meditation is the way to get rid of thoughts!
How are you going to do that? Controlling thoughts or trying to get rid of them is like trying to control clouds or get rid of them in the sky!
Thoughts are natural to the mind, just as sensations are natural to the body. If you try to get rid of them, you are locked in a battle of resistance with thoughts. And what you resist, will persist in your experience.
There’s a better way.
Learn to rest attention in the heart. Here, in the natural silence, peace that is your real nature, is ever-present.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”~ Socrates, the character in book and movie, The Peaceful Warrior
When you choose to rest your attention in the heart, you are choosing to cultivate being in the peace that you already are within. This is Real Meditation.
Join us in The Peace Practice – online, live, free, simple meditation on weekdays – and cultivate a new peace habit.
Real meditation is being as you truly are, the unchanging peace, the unconditional love, the causeless happiness. The book, “Awaken: An Experiential Exploration of Enlightenment” can help guide you to the direct experience of your real nature.