I’m going to make this an addition to the little chanting I do before sitting. What a beautiful way to approach meditation.
When you meditate, just relax.
Don’t try to control your mind.
Don’t try to stop it going here and there.
Just be peaceful.
Don’t watch your breath. Just breathe.
Be at peace when your mind is still. Be at peace when your mind is wandering.
Don’t judge one state as better than the other. It is just how the mind is.
Let mindfulness settle down with the breath.
As you stop judging, stop trying, and stop controlling, peace will come to you.