|One way to stay is to notice when the mind wanders off. It is in the noticing that we are not carried away. We begin to take charge and live. We can BE HERE NOW (shambhala.org)|
The truth is, anyone who's ever tried meditation learns quickly that we are almost never fully present.
All kinds of things happen when we meditate -- everything from thoughts to shortness of breath to visual images, from physical discomfort to mental distress to peak experiences. All of that happens... What I've noticed about the people whom I consider to be awake is this: