I have been meditating for almost 24 years and I still have many wandering thoughts and habits. I find when I am noticing what is happening in the present moment, and I notice wandering thoughts and habits, they can more easily disappear. If they stay I think it would be good if I would notice that they are staying. noticing what is happening and accepting what is happening is more of a key to mindful living than any particular method for reaching something that is not yet present. Methods can be useful but if overly focused on methods they can become a future goal moving one away from the present.. I believe there is "no knowledge, no attainment and no realization for there is nothing to attain." Present mindfulness is both the method and the goal making the journey and destination one. Thanks for the opportunity to respond. Warm and kind regards to everyone.
On Apr 29, 2014ryandavid wrote :
"Do not fear the arising of thoughts;
only be concerned ,
lest your awareness of them
be tardy ." Chinul
(c.1158 - 1210 ce)
On Apr 30, 2014Mish wrote :
Interesting quote. _/\_
On Apr 30, 2014Conrad P Pritscher wrote :
thank you Mish and David Ryan for your comments. Warm and kind regards.