Taming the Monkey Mind

Sometimes we sit and our mind races from one thought to the next.

Like Curious George, this tendency can get us into a lot of trouble.

When I sit and focus on breath, I can begin to still the monkey mind.

Then I notice a settling in my chest.

And it extends into and through the extremities. My arms and legs feel calm.

The images in my mind slow down and become just a white light, which fades into dim.

Then I can sit in restful awareness for some time.

I come out of the meditation calm and focused and ready for the day.

It is good to repeat once or twice during the day just to maintain an even temperament.

Namaste.

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