Primary Monkey Mind Meditation is used as a means for learning to stop the constant chatter that makes it impossible to clear the brain and mind from activity.
Practice: Take 1-5 minutes
- Sit or lay in a relaxed position.
- Breath in and out comfortably.
- Count the breath in as one, out as one.
- Count the next breath in as two, out as two.
- Continue this until you get to 10 without letting your mind stray from the counting.
You may have thoughts enter, but do not follow them; simply let the thoughts fade as you continue to concentrate on counting.
If you notice yourself thinking, start your counting over at one. Some days your mind will be so active that you may not get past one. Don’t worry. Keep practicing or choose a different focus option for your exercise.
Once you can comfortably get to 10 several times a day, step up the count to 20, 30, 40 and so on until you get to 100.
Purpose: The purpose of meditation is to quiet the brain and bring to the surface the information that a busy brain does not allow for.