|Often discursive thinking is a bad idea, never more so than when trying to meditate.|
|Sometimes I have a mind of my own.|
It is enough to let it be, to tolerate it cheerfully (free of annoyance), to cultivate forbearance (the highest virtue), to be comfortable in spite of its otherwise maddening nonstop activity. It is enough to let it run its course without feeding it one way or the other.
|I am king of the monkeys.|
When we grow quiet in spite of the fact that the Monkey Mind is still going, we realize: That's not us. Let us not get sucked in by its nonsense. The venerable Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche explains it very well and very concisely:
How to deal with the Monkey Mind