From the Chopra Center
Day 3: What Are Thoughts?
We have between 60,000 and 80,000 thoughts a day. That’s about 1.2 thoughts every second. They’re coming . . . you will not stop them . . . so don’t even try. Sometimes new meditators worry that they have too many thoughts. It is a common misconception that meditation is about completely emptying the mind, but closing your eyes and meditating doesn’t stop thoughts; it simply helps you disconnect from them. Thoughts aren’t distractions in your meditation . . . they’re part of your meditation and part of being human. We don’t try to stop them, we don’t do anything with them . . . instead we let them drift in and out like clouds.
Most of us in health and wellness can relate to this...and the need to disconnect from thoughts. There are many forms of meditation and what I like about the 21 Day Meditation challenge is the various meditation practices that will be explored.