Flow Meditation – Day 1 Thoughts can line up in the mind like airplanes cued on the runway for take-off. As soon as one disappears in the distance, a new one revs its engines. It is called a thought-stream after-all. “What is that noise?” “Oh, it’s the dryer.” “Did I clean the lint filter when I put the clothes in?” “Have I cleaned the filter lately at all?” “Should I watch the debates this week?” “Yes, it’s my responsibility.” “No, I get too upset.” “Why is the dryer so loud?” “Breathe.” “Stop thinking.” “Debates are so divisive.” “Stop thinking.” “Go outside.”
Thought after thought arises. It’s quite natural.
Instead of thoughts as airplanes zooming off of the runway, let’s go with leaves gently floating down a stream. Exercising the freedom to simply observe this procession allows you to break free from following the storyline of your thoughts. There are the objects of your awareness and then there is awareness itself. One feels like focus and the other feels like flow. Let’s meditate.