“Spontaneous introspective awareness is that ‘aha’ moment, when you suddenly realize there’s a disconnect between what you wanted to do (count the breath) and what you’re actually doing (thinking about something else). Appreciating this moment causes it to happen faster and faster, so the periods of mind wandering get shorter and shorter.”
–John Yates, Ph.D.
This Week’s Discussion Topic
When we catch our mind wandering during meditation, we often treat it as a failure of some sort. Yet, isn’t being aware of your mind’s habitual tendency to uncontrollably wander the point of sitting? To this end, discuss how becoming aware of just about any unwanted action can be a powerful force for correcting that action.