Is mindfulness really paying non-judgemental attention to whatever is occurring in the present moment?
Or is it keeping in mind the Dhamma and applying it to present experience which requires both judgement and concern about the future results?
This morning whenever a painful thought arose, I remembered that it was impermanent, pleasure thought – ultimately unsatisfactory, thoughts of conceit and self-righteousness – not me, not mine, not my self. It allowed me to let them go more easily.
For the whole 3 seconds.
Who says meditation has to be peaceful every single time? Having those disturbing thoughts allows me to practice coming back to the awareness of the breath in the body and ultimately deal more easily with negative emotions during the time of uncertainty caused by that horrible lagalurkie-16.