Working with Thoughts Arising In The Mind

In this technique, we just sit with the thoughts and allow them into our peripheral minds vision. They float in like clouds and we watch passively as they float by. Sometimes we might get caught up in them and we follow them until we realize what’s happened and gently return  to the present. We might imagine ourselves sitting on the bank of a river watching them as clouds or as boats floating by.

To passively allow the thoughts to come and go helps me stay longer in the present. I can just sit and let them come and let them go. And sometimes when I’m in this state I feel like I can just remain in the present and not let the thoughts take me over.