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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Letting Go.

How do you let go of the thoughts that pop up without judgment? This past week I find myself really struggling with this question.
During mediation the thoughts that come up seem to just float in from somewhere else, I don’t feel like I am really in charge of where they are coming from because I’m actively not thinking about anything other than my breathing.  I know that once I notice them I am supposed to acknowledge them and let them go but that is really difficult for me.  I am frustrated when something silly (like remembering that I wanted to Google something) pops into my head and pulls my concentration. It takes me a few minutes to get back into the swing of things and more it happens during one session the more frustrated I get.
I guess the challenge for this week to realize that while I’m not in control of what pops into my head I can control how I respond to it. 
I’ll let you know how it goes.

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