Use this peaceful forest scene after the rain to help calm the wandering mind

Try to be at ease with your wandering mind

You may find your mind wandering constantly, that's normal, too. (Monkey Mind) Instead of wrestling with your thoughts, practice observing them without reacting. Just sit and pay attention. As hard as it is to maintain, that's all there is. Come back to your breath over and over again, without judgment or expectation.

The Tibetan teacher Mingyur Rinpoche explains that meditation is the best way to train our ‘crazy monkey mind’. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjelIPg3ys)

Meditation And The Wandering Mind ... (https://dailyzen.co.uk/2015/05/25/meditation-and-the-wandering-mind/) Beginners to meditation are often advised to ease into the practice by picking one thing to focus on while they are finding their meditative state. Often, they are told to count their breaths or their heartbeats. Something that is always there, no matter where you choose to meditate, or in what environment. Something that is universal to everyone and easy to recognise.

Wandering mind? Three tips for being present in your life | Samantha ...
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The ever wandering mind, it can feel like a plague on all our houses can't it? ... power lies, it's where our happiness resides, it's where we find ease and comfort.

How to Meditate Daily

The habit of meditation is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever learned. Amazingly, it's also one of the most simple habits to do — you can do it anywhere, any time, and it will always have immediate benefits.

How many habits can you say that about?

While many people think of meditation as something you might do with a teacher, in a Zen Center, it can be as simple as paying attention to your breath while sitting in your car or on the train, or while sitting at the coffee shop or in your office, or while walking or showering.

It can take just one or two minutes if you’re busy. There’s no excuse for not doing it, when you simplify the meditation habit.

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Getting Started with Mindfulness - Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis. Want try mindfulness meditation but not sure where to begin? We'll show you how to start, feel better, reduce your stress, and enjoy life a little more. (https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/)

The Beginner's Guide to Meditation | Shape Magazine - (https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/beginners-guide-meditation)

Calming the Monkey Mind - Have you found that there is an inner voice hindering your successes? Posted Sep 13, 2017 ... https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-empowerment-diary/201709/calming-the-monkey-mind

How The Practice Works: The Practice is a set of practical and mindful tools to be used throughout the day to guide us along life’s journey. The Practice creates the following three-part framework around which to structure our day for greater peace, happiness, and mindfulness. (http://barbschmidt.com/how-it-works/)
 

FIVE Ways to Relax When Your Mind Won’t Turn Off ... http://simplicityrelished.com/5-ways-relax-mind-wont-turn-off/

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