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.


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