Seeing your Chattering Mind—how it Attaches continually to pleasure and Resists what it considers challenging—takes a lot of courage.
Sometimes monumental courage.
Because what you are really doing is opening bravely and fully to this always flowing, shifting, mysterious and oftentimes difficult life.
And in doing this, you must bravely open to what follows Like, Dislike and Indifference—all of your Attachment and Resistance and the emotions and sensations that follow.
This means, Brave Adventurer, that you must fully open to what you consider pleasant, as well as unpleasant, without getting lost in either.
Practice :: When you notice that your Chattering Mind is Attaching or Resisting, name the feeling, drop your Inner Attention out of the Chattering Mind’s story and open fully to the feelings in your body.
Opening fully simply means, as much as you are able to in the moment, from your Inner Attention feel the experience of Attachment or Resistance in your body without getting swept into your Chattering Mind’s story about it.
Use your Breath Awareness, Body Awareness and Awareness of Silence as anchors for your Inner Attention.
Anchoring your Inner Attention in this way will help you stay out of the story and in the Present Moment.
Pay attention to how the sensations of Attachment and Resistance arise and eventually pass through you. What is left?
With practice, you’ll notice you were able to bravely open, without unconsciously getting swept out of your Open Mind and Open Heart!