The mind massage

It goes something like this:

- Our mind is busy. It wanders off all over the place. We become familiar with this by trying to fix our attention on one subject. Try counting breaths - see if you can count three.

- At some point, the mind calms down. We notice that there are gaps in our thoughts. If we are lucky we spend significant moments in these gaps.

- Now, when the mind wanders off we notice it because of the contrast with the calm mind. There's an ebb and flow. We wander off, we come back to clarity.

- This is the mind massage. We observe the ebb and flow from the perspective of awareness. We are not caught in it (too much), but gently buffeted from one state to another. Like we are floating on the surface of the sea. We feel the rhythm and enjoy the ride

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