“Note the thoughts. Note the feelings. Let them go. Don’t chase after them; don’t resist them.”
“Note the thoughts.” It’s a fundamental lesson of my meditation program. It resonates. It’s helping me be less attached to thoughts and feelings. Not all of the time, but I’m discovering, with greater frequency, a wee bit of space between thoughts and how I act upon them. In that space I’m finding greater clarity and calm. And less judgment. Which, given how active the internal Judge has been in my life, is something I celebrate.
I’m getting it, slowly. Bubba and I have a joke that it takes 19 times of hearing something before we “get it.” I’m still in single digits on this.
Recently I got lucky and got to watch an element of this meditation idea in action. The “don’t chase” concept was demonstrated by that great spiritual teacher: our cat.