I have had a lot of advice over the years about how to deal with a busy mind, but never really been able to implement one to any real effect.
For instance I understand that the best course of action is to be just OK with any thoughts that arise, and I am sure this might well work for some. I can only speak for myself clearly but that approach doesn't seem to cut it. It feels a little like avoidance or some sort of safety behaviour that has no real effect on shutting the mind up sufficiently to be able to 'just sit'.
What are you experiences/thoughts re this?