How To Control Our Monkey Mind

Like the undeveloped mind, the metaphorical monkey is always in motion, jumping from one attempt at self-satisfaction to another, from one thought to another. - Mark Epstein

the monkey mind

In this article by Bakadesuyo we get more info on how to control our monkey mind. We must first recognize its nature. That it wants to continuously jump from one satisfying thought to another. What can we do about that? The classic technique, easy to understand but hard to actually do, is to stay our mind on our breath.

affirmations

Today I AM focused on my breath. I AM inhaling, then exhaling, I AM Here, Now…

Recommendation: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki

An Introduction to Zen BuddhismKindle Paperwhite, 6

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