On Mindfulness

There are times in our life when we would like
to stop thinking; to stop continuous, exhausting analysis of a particular,
painful problem. But the mind won’t do that, won’t stop. We hear that
meditation can quiet the mind and give us so wanted rest. Yes it can although
it is not about quieting the mind it is rather about taking attention away from
the stream of thoughts to some other area of vast human existence. If you don’t
pay attention to your thoughts they don’t bother you. It is a shift in
consciousness-away from thinking to, for example, sensing. It is simply a skill
of redirecting attention and placing it wherever you want to. Easily said, not
so easily done. We are so used to thinking that we can’t imagine a state of
non-thinking. “I don’t want to be a thoughtless idiot” thinks the mind. It will
never allow it. Take a chance, rebel against your mind, allow yourself to be a
non-thinking idiot for 10, 15 minutes and watch what happens. MEDITATE.