What To Do With Thoughts In Meditation

You are not your thoughts

This week in The Muse Community on Facebook, the question came up of how to deal with thoughts during meditation. Two approaches were suggested: control thoughts by holding them on the breath or notice when thoughts wander and gently guide them back to the breath, like you would guide a small child. I suggested both approaches are giving too much weight and attention to thoughts. There is another approach that transcends…