Regardless of what’s going on around you, sit in the peace of the moment and watch how without attaching to anything all thoughts fall away. It’s in this falling away (non attachment) that one is free.
The other day I touched on sitting as though you were a container instead of establishing a point as a center because a centered point can cause separation in a way where there is and outside and an isolated inward point. Concentrating on a center of being as a container allows for more space so there’s more absorbing energy to allow the controlling thought to bounce around and eventually fall away. Space is needed for this and being a container provides it.
I’ve also recently starting sitting with what’s called the mountain meditation. Visualize being a mountain, although all kinds of things happen to the outside of mountain, even if the mountain is stripped bare, it still exist. Sitting with your legs as crossed as possible establishes a base, it’s very difficult to shake something with a solid foundation and this is a mountains strength. You are the mountain and no matter what happens out there, the mountain always exist; unshaken.
Another visualization I’ve been using is associated with the recently developed Four Principles, they’re on my website and FB site. A thought arises, now what? Watch it and how I wants to attach to it. Sit with the thought, watching that it’s going round and round in your head, understanding the conditioning and the I cause of it. Realizing this and watching the I attachment to a thought is happening allows for a practice to be put in place so the thought falls away. It’s like having an itch, there’s the understanding a condition is causing the itch, the itch is there, but don’t attach I to it. Realize only I itches, now just sit in the peace of the moment and watch how without scratching it, the itch falls away. It’s in this falling away (non attachment) that one is free.