Try looking at your mind as a wayward puppy that you are trying to paper train. You don't drop-kick a puppy into the neighbor's yard every time it piddles on the floor. You just keep bringing it back to the newspaper.
-- Anne Lamott
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Training the mind
Sometimes people are very harsh with their minds while practicing meditation. Here's an absolutely marvelous description of the process that is meant to be relaxed and gentle: