Just Observe

When we sit in mindfulness or insight meditation, we are to just observe what is present. We often find ourselves interfering. We dive deeply into investigation, try to solve problems, or seek to figure something out. When you notice yourself doing this, just watch it happen. Is it a craving? Aversion? How does it feel in the body?

When we observe the present time experience, we slowly begin to understand it with more clarity. We don’t need to move the pieces of experience around; just watch what arises, over and over. You may notice your desire or tendency to jump into the experience and try to change it. Just stay present, and keep noticing whats happening.

When we are new to meditation, this may be difficult or confusing. Just keep returning to the present time experience, watching it. If goals, aspirations, or judgements arise, just notice them.

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