|"I do like to play" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.|
And then there's the typical monkey mind activity during the minute meditation:
We are sitting still, focusing on our breath, maybe feeling a bit more peaceful than usual, when a thought pops into our awareness—"What's for dinner!" At first, we don't really realize that this thought has popped into our minds because we are actually thinking the thought. In fact, we can very quickly move on to wondering what needs to go on our shopping list and maybe some thoughts about processed food, and from there to Monsanto and GMO's. Then, suddenly we realize that we have been lost in thought about dinner and Monsanto and had forgotten completely about our breath. We wake up to our selves and our process. So we bring our mind back to the breathing and stay focused there—until some other thought or feeling takes us far away again. And then we wake up again. No worries, it's all good practice for waking up to our selves, waking up in our lives.
Just keep gently returning our minds to our breathing, where we can find the relaxation we crave.