(By Paolo Propato, LAc) Take a moment to read this piece by piece. Sit with what is said for a few seconds or minutes before moving on.
Close your eyes, breathe and go inward. Your mind will keep talking. Let it. Just don’t participate.
Please take a few moments to do so... I’ll wait.
You may have noticed your thoughts. You are able to watch the thoughts as a separate entity. See if this is true. Do not interact with these thoughts... just watch them.
Take your time. There is no doing it right or wrong-- it is important to see this. Please... do... take your time.
Notice: it is only when you grow attached to the thoughts that they begin affecting emotions and tension in the body. This is a very important discovery.
You may say it is difficult to do or maintain. Let go of that notion for now. No one is watching, nobody is judging. This is a mini-vacation from the mind! You are free to not interact with it.
Try it again.
Great! Now do the same thing but focus on the physical body. Don’t worry about posture, rate of breath or physical pains. Just bring your awareness to the physical body.