Some original and insightful thoughts about the contrast between a calm, quiet Buddhist meditation pose and the inner chaos that is the mind, thoughts bouncing around like “monkeys”. This happens to everyone and sometimes a quiet mind is not possible.
“It wasn’t about trying to control my thoughts or follow my breathing. To put it briefly, meditation was about gaining the laser-like ability to focus directly on the very substance of my thoughts and mental images (this substance being pure Mind or tathata”.ﾠ
Meditation techniques make it possible to connect directly with those thoughts as they come in to your mind. As each thought passes you eventually find yourself going somewhere in your mind, and then you “come back.” You have been meditating. ﾠ