Re: Letting our thoughts go.
Originally Posted by Murah
May I take a stab?
It may be one of those things that, if you try too hard to do it, you probably can't do it. It is something like riding a bicycle in that regard: If you analyze what you are doing while actually trying to ride, commanding your legs "left right left right," good chance that you will tumble off the bike.
Perhaps, it is something you just have to let happen, allowing the mind to settle like you allow the snow to melt on a warm day: it happens without any effort from you. In fact, you probably do it, or something like it, all the time "without thinking about it" (pun intended). For example, you know those moments when you just look warmly at the face of someone you love, thinking nothing in particular but feeling so much? Or, when you just swim the australian crawl through a pool, not thinking anything but moving smoothly through the water? Or (my favorite) when you have been carrying a heavy load of bags for miles, which you drop to the ground ... ah, what a relief, and nothing to think about that!
To rephrase an old joke ...
"Thinking" is like hitting your own hand with a big hammer.
It just feels SO good when you stop.
Anyway, I would not try to force it or analyze it too much. Just let it happen.