Receptive Meditation: Watching Thoughts

7)thoughtclouds

Meditation is about directing the mind’s attention, and directing it towards your thoughts can be a great way to uncover some of you patterns of thinking.  It’s a challenging thing to do.  Receptive meditations involve focusing on something and just receiving it, as opposed to a guided meditation where you may be generating a specific pattern of thoughts.

There are many great sources about meditation, with descriptions certainly more elegant than mine.  I’m not pulling from anything in particular as best I know, but these are my favorite books in their approach to the subject of meditation:

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Yoga: The Spirit and practice of moving into stillness by Erich Schiffman

Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield

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