Awareness of body, environment & mind

Question : I find awareness of body and environment is easier compare to awareness of mind. When I try to be aware of the mind, it feels so subtle that I can get lost in it. It’s like when I watch mind it’s like watching a film, a movie, a TV show. Thoughts from the past, future, ideas, etc comes and goes then I get in it, I get identified with the thoughts or I just keep dreaming and thinking and forget I’m watching I’m thinking.

Answer : Yes, awareness of body and environment is easier compare to awareness of the mind. Body and environment are not that subtle. They can be comprehended by our senses easily. But mind is very subtle. It takes sometime to be aware of the mind and to see it as an observer. The best and the fastest way to do this is to spend some time daily on observing the mind in a peaceful place. Try to be alone and make sure that no one disturbed your during your meditation session. This way you keep the external disturbance at the minimum and you only need to work on the inner disturbances of your mind. Slowly you will be start become more and more aware of the mind.

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