"I just have too many thoughts to meditate." You wouldn't believe how much our team hears this!
Some days, we have more thoughts than others, but we almost always have thoughts during meditation.
Instead of working at having no thoughts, in meditation, we practice watching thoughts come and we also practice letting them go.
Often, we use our breath as an anchor, or a place to return our attention, as we catch ourselves holding on to a thought. The breath comes and goes.
What we're learning with this practice is to stop grasping or clinging.
We're embarking on a journey to understand the laws of nature -- everything moves. We can appreciate what's here right now, but we can't hold on to it.
The more we can train our thoughts to flow through, the more we can allow our lives to flow.
It reminds me of a something the great philosopher, Jiddu Krishnamurti, said: "Do you want to know my secret? You see, I don't mind what happens."
What if we really can get to a place where we allow life to unfold in each moment? The great teachers say we can.
They say it starts with the practice of letting our thoughts come, and then learning to let them go.
Let it flow,